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Old Posted Jun 28, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Ahh, the photo is from an odd perspective that hides the slope of the surface. It looks flat.
when the highline opened there was a joke going around that you got perrier water from those water fountains!
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2011, 5:58 PM
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wow, the grass here looks beautiful. Its like an urban oasis.

Im so glad this project was such a success!
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2011, 7:10 PM
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I wonder - are the plants irrigated to keep them as verdant as possible, or will they depend on rainfall? I don't see any obvious sprinkler heads, but that's not surprising from this distance and angle.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2011, 8:51 PM
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the highline is irrigated. check out the FHL website for the planting info, its quite clever, but still it requires a lot of manual upkeep as well.
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Though not the tallest building in the city, I've always really liked this building. Unfortunately it was originally proposed at a slighter taller height, shown below before the article, but still thinks it'll be a fantastic addition to the Meat Packing District, which has some of the best modern architecture in the entire city. To put this into perspective, the Standard Hotel will be about a block north, the new Whitney will be across Washington St, and this beauty is bit further north along the Highline.


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Old Posted Jul 20, 2011, 12:51 AM
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I hope that it's built on spec so that it starts soon. It's a great building, though I think that they should not have kept the original base.
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Why, it may not be that old, looks like it was built in the late 30s or 40s and it may not be architecturally that amazing. But, I think that in order to maintain the original feel of the Meat Packing District they should preserve the original buildings. So much historic architecture has been lost and is still being lost all around the country. NYC has the means and the money to preserve its architectural heritage and should do so since most cities and towns in America dont have the means or the will to preserve their history and therefor, its needlessly destroyed.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2011, 6:00 PM
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Giant outdoor roller skating rink opens beneath Manhattan's High Line



BY Alexandra Finkel
July 28th 2011

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The days of Disco return to NYC this summer with a new outdoor roller skating rink opening beneath the High Line on Thursday.

Developed by the High Line and sponsored by Japanese retailer Uniqlo, the 8,000 square foot rink will feature three skate sessions every day, theme nights and deejays. Entry is $12 for adults (and $10 for children) and includes a pair of "old school rental skates.

Admission will be free for the first 500 people who show up Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The rink will be open until late September.

(Skaters are welcome to bring their own wheels, although there's no drop in admission price.)
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2011, 4:51 AM
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Below the High Line, Spiraling Roller Skaters



By SYDNEY EMBER
July 28, 2011

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The retro rink, which will be remain till Sept. 26, was the brainchild of Friends of the High Line, which maintains the park and provides most of its budget, and was created in partnership with Uniqlo, a clothing brand.

“I think this is amazing,” said Kristen Campbell, who skates with the Gotham Girls Roller Derby team and was there to test the rink before it officially opened. “People can start working on their skater legs.”
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2011, 3:38 AM
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disco? who's up for a little game of rollerball?!!
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I didn't notice this when I was on the high line.
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This area is having a nice amount of development. New Whitney is one block south on Washington, and that twisty building is one block south also across Washington.


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Say Bye-Bye to MePa Warehouse, Hello to High Line Hardship

Thursday, August 18, 2011, by Kelsey Keith

The last we heard about the Romanoff family plan for the Meatpacking District warehouse on West 13th and Washington was a teeny tiny tower trim setting the proposed glass-walled office building at 175 feet in height. We've heard nary a peep in the two years since, though the developers have just filed a demolition permit with the DOB. Preservationists and Amanda "A-Bomb" Burden succeeded in diminishing the proposed height of 250 feet (a full 66% larger than the area's zoning permits, justified by the developers because of its "hardship" location next to the High Line), but the Art Deco warehouse is about to go the way of MePa's aromatic older cousins: to the slaughterhouse.
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Published: August 2, 2011

The High Line park, built on an elevated railway trestle in Manhattan, has become both a symbol and a catalyst for an explosion of growth in the meatpacking district and the Chelsea neighborhood.

Now cities around the country, including Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis, are working up plans to renovate their aging railroad trestles, tracks and railways for parkland. Cities with little public space are realizing they badly need more parks, and the High Line has taught that renovating an old railway can be the spark that helps improve a neighborhood and attract development.
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It should be remembered NY got the idea from Paris....Promenade plantée


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High Line Gets $20M Gift, City Claims Largest Ever

City officials said it was the single largest donation ever made to a New York City park.
Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 | Updated 8:28 AM EDT

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The High Line, New York City's popular elevated park, has received a $20 million gift.

The gift from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation was announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday.

It will help pay for the design of the last section of the park and also build up the park's endowment.

City officials said it was the single largest donation ever made to a New York City park, according to The New York Times.

It comes after two other donations totaling $15 million from Barry Diller, chairman of IAC and Expedia, and his wife, the designer Diane von Furstenberg.

The High Line is built on abandoned railroad tracks 30 feet above ground.



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Here's a partial view of the unfinished section:



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Completion of High Line's Third Section Could be Fast Tracked



December 7, 2011
By Mathew Katz


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Friends of the High Line co-founder Robert Hammond told an audience of more than 100 people at a public information meeting Tuesday that building the park's third section has become a priority after news that construction of the first building of the Hudson Yards development — which will surround the High Line — will begin next year. “Now that [Hudson Yards developer] Related [Companies] is moving quicker, we’re hoping they're going to fund some of the final build out,” he said.

The proposed third section is about 31 percent of the overall 1.45 mile long elevated rail structure, and will travel west along West 30th Street from 10th Avenue, before looping north along the West Side Highway. It will border the Hudson Yards development on two sides. While involved parties agreed in principal in November to maintain the third section of the High Line, there’s no signed agreement holding them to that.

The Friends’ proposal, which Hammond stressed is a tentative idea, would involve building a completed park on the section roughly east of 11th Avenue — right next to where Related will construct the first Hudson Yards development, a building anchored by luxury leather-maker Coach.

The section west of 11th Avenue and looping northward would be more basic. Designers would merely put down some planks so that visitors could explore the area, and keep interest going until funds can be raised to fully build the whole project.

When the Hudson Yards development is completed, the new section of the High Line will have significantly different surroundings than the old ones: it will be surrounded by skyscrapers that are more like Midtown than the Meatpacking District and Chelsea.









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I don't see why Related would fund some of the third section, since it won't help Related or the Hudson Yards in any way. The view from the High Line of the ESB and Midtown will soon be gone once the buildings are complete. After this the only attraction the High Line has going for it is walking without worrying about cars. People could do the same thing in the Hudson Yards Plaza and Park. That's why I don't see why Related has any reason to fund the High Line. None the less I think they should, because it's one of the better things to have happened to the West Side.
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The view from the High Line of the ESB and Midtown will soon be gone once the buildings are complete. After this the only attraction the High Line has going for it is walking without worrying about cars.
This is probably wasted on you, but the High Line Park wasn't built for its views, or for people "walking without worrying about cars".
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