Today's blog post is in recognition of the High Line which celebrated its 5th Birthday yesterday. For me, the High Line is one of the best outdoor spaces in NYC and easily one of the best new spaces added to NYC in the last 10+ years. It is loved equally by locals and tourists which is a difficult task for any city to pull off. Every time I visit the High Line, I see something new be it seasonal plants, a new building, a new art exhibition within the High Line, new food vendors, and much much more.
While the full history is available here, I will highlight a couple of key dates:
- 06.09.2009: Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street) opens to the public.
- 06.08.2011: Section 2 (West 20th Street to West 30th Street) opens to the public.
- 09.20.2012: Groundbreaking is celebrated on the High Line at the Rail Yards. Construction proceeds in three phases, with the first phase projected to open in 2014.
I visited the High Line in March when there was still a little snow here and there. And then I visited again as Spring took hold of the city in early May. Here's some of my photos.
Two other views of the IAC Building:
The 26th St Viewing Spur - Allowing visitors to view the city as if they were watching a film:
Early May and the promise of Spring on the High Line: