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Old Posted Jun 9, 2009, 7:05 PM
mrnyc mrnyc is offline
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here's mine via wiredny & urbanohio.....

very exciting news -- the high line park is now open to one and all!

these shots are from yesterday's High Line Park advance media day 6/8/09.
it wasn't too formal, i got an email about it and i just walked up no problem.
Lucky i did as it's very rainy today, the park's official public opening day.

info from the press packet:

Location: West Side of Manhattan
Section I: Gansevoort St to w20th St (Now Open)
Section II: w20th St to 30th St (opens 2010)
Section III: West Side Rail Yards (Not Yet Secured)

Section I: 2.7 Acres, 9 Blocks, 0.5 mile
Section II: 2.14 Acres, 10 Blocks, 0.5 mile
Section III: 2.15 Acres, 0.45 mile
Total: 7.08 Acres, 22 Blocks, 1.45 mile

Design Team 2004-2009
Design Lead/Landscape Architecture/Urban Design: James Corner Field Operations
Architecture: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro
Plantings: Piet Ouldolf
Structural/MEP Engineering: Buro Happold
Structural Engineering/Historic Preservation: Robert Silman Associates
Lighting: L'Observatorie International
Signage: Pentagram Design, Inc
Artwork: Spencer Tunik
Operations: Friends of the Highline, a 501(c)(3) non-profit,
Provides 70% of the operating budget under license
Agreement w/NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

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Last edited by mrnyc; Jun 9, 2009 at 9:39 PM.
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