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Old Posted Dec 19, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by StatenIslander237 View Post
Goodness gracious! I had no idea that the high line project (which I admire greatly, and am absolutely thrilled about) was so far along, as was I unaware of the incredibly awesome Standard's progress. I am so excited for the high line's opening next year. It'll be really incredible. I can just see it now.
For such an amazing project, it's one of New York's best kept secrets.

High Line Construction Chronicles: Step into the Standard

December 19, 2007
by Joey

Starting next fall, Andre Balazs' upside-down hotel/social hub will have thousands of tourists, park-lovers and curious onlookers streaming under it on a daily basis. In early November, Curbed Photo Pool contributor NYCviaRachel got an early peek at what those people will see. Behold, the Standard Hotel, as seen from the High Line!

Both still works in progress, but enough to get the pulse racing. Actually, the whole set of photos from the High Line tour is really cool, especially the shots of all the graffiti and assorted weirdness along the elevated path. Important Standard Hotel fact: as of now, Andre Balazs has not worked it out with the city to have an entrance to the park from the hotel. Repeat: no High Line entrance for the Standard Hotel. Andre, cut the necessary checks and get this sorted out, mmk?
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