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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".
I don't think I said that was why it was built. Those are the only things that got and get people to come on the High Line. It was however built as a renewal project, and a better alternative than diassembling the old elevated rail line.
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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.
You honestly believe people go to the high line to get views of the Empire State Building and midtown? What an absurd post.
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You honestly believe people go to the high line to get views of the Empire State Building and midtown? What an absurd post.
Then why would people possibly go on the High Line, other than getting hit by cars and walking freely (I already said that). To look at the greenry; to sit down. Huh, tell me.
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Then why would people possibly go on the High Line, other than getting hit by cars and walking freely (I already said that). To look at the greenry; to sit down. Huh, tell me.
There are events on the high line itself, as well as food vendors in the summer. Besides this, people go to see the landscape of the high line itself. Some people even live and work in the adjacent buildings. Not to mention the number of people who simply stumble upon the high line not knowing what it is ahead of time.

You make it sound as if people go to the high line as a quick transit between meatpacking and chelsea, but I doubt many people actually climb into the high line in order to speed up their commute. Also, the high line is not a great vantage point for midtown or downtown, its rather isolated in the lowest west side.

The high line is only going to get better in the future. As the Whitney Museum moves to 14st, and hudson yards rises in the North, the high line will be an even greater attraction.
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There are events on the high line itself, as well as food vendors in the summer. Besides this, people go to see the landscape of the high line itself. Some people even live and work in the adjacent buildings. Not to mention the number of people who simply stumble upon the high line not knowing what it is ahead of time.

You make it sound as if people go to the high line as a quick transit between meatpacking and chelsea, but I doubt many people actually climb into the high line in order to speed up their commute. Also, the high line is not a great vantage point for midtown or downtown, its rather isolated in the lowest west side.

The high line is only going to get better in the future. As the Whitney Museum moves to 14st, and hudson yards rises in the North, the high line will be an even greater attraction.
Good job. Seriously.
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Park Drinking Fines Highest On High Line
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The city is giving out a lot of fines on the High Line.
The Parks Department issued 113 tickets for drinking in the elevated park between January and November, more than any other park.

Parks officials say that the High Line has more visitors per acre than any other city park.

Randall's Island and Hudson River Park got the second and third most alcohol citations so far this year.



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Idiots. Parks are for getting stoned, not drunk.

Why do you think they call it the High Line?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/re...t-chelsea.html

Developers Sense the Time Is Right to Play Off the Aura of West Chelsea


rendering of 510 West 22nd Street in Manhattan, alongside the High Line elevated park.



The nondescript warehouse will be replaced with a nine-story office building. At one time a hotel had been planned there.


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Frank Gehry’s IAC building was a shot of glamour for West Chelsea when it was built in 2007, an almost ethereal assemblage of white, sail-like forms at 18th Street and the West Side Highway. At 130,000 square feet, it is one of the largest commercial buildings in the neighborhood.

Now, it may have a rival, at least in size. The Albanese Organization just closed on a deal for a nondescript warehouse abutting the High Line elevated park that was once intended to be a hotel built by the musician Jay-Z. Albanese plans to replace it with a nine-story 175,000-square-foot office building.

The $140 million project, at 510 West 22nd Street and 10th Avenue, a few blocks north of the IAC building, is to have 160 feet of frontage on the High Line, 14- to 20-foot-high ceilings and floor plates of 15,000 to 20,000 square feet.
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Chelsea may become the mini Dubai of NYC.
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Chelsea may become the mini Dubai of NYC.
I think not . .

Anyway, this is a good sign for further development in there area . . I really like how the high-line is influencing a new image for the area with all these trendy looking projects.
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High Line's Third Section Designs Unveiled





March 13, 2012
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Friends of the High Line showed off their initial design for the third and final section of the elevated park on Monday.

The new section, dubbed "The High Line at the Rail Yards," will be built on the section of former railroad tracks that wrap around the upcoming Hudson Yards project, from West 30th to West 34th Streets, stretching from 10th to 12th Avenues.

Friends of the High Line peg the total cost of the project at $90 million, with about a third of that coming from the Related Companies, which is developing the Hudson Yards.

The initial plan builds upon the design of the first two sections of the park, including new "peel-up" elements, such as tables, benches, and even seesaws that appear to grow out of the park itself.

The design also works in concert with the huge new Hudson Yards development, weaving in and out of proposed skyscrapers there. The project will also include a performance space and a series of rubberized "play beams" for kids.

The construction of the project will likely be done in phases, but the Friends of the High Line have proposed building an interim walkway on the western half of it, allowing partk-goers to experience the wild grasses and flowers of the undeveloped section until the organization is able to fully build it.






















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^ yeah me too. its to be rubberized so kids can play there.

sooo relived to see the endangered highline spur featured so prominantly!!


here are some of the seating styles they want to use:

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^ yeah me too. its to be rubberized so kids can pee there.
But seriously, it looks awesome. Section 1&2 were hard to top. This appears to have met that bar and more.
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This and the other projects happening in the west side are going to further increase the Manhattan experience. I hope they renew other rail projects around the city in this way.
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^ yeah me too. its to be rubberized so kids can play there.
It looks great, but you just know some kid will get hurt somehow, and the lawsuits will follow. That being said, the High Line is literally turning into the "yellow brick road to Oz"....
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^ it'll get more kid proofed before its a go. instead of rubber they will use marshmallow.

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from today --
the last time i noticed the avalon west chelsea site
from the highline it was an empty lot.
now there is some action going on in there.
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High Line May Mix Past With Koons’s Vision



By LISA W. FODERARO
March 26, 2012

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Visitors to the High Line, the elevated park on a formerly derelict rail line, might someday be greeted by a vision even more improbable than the park itself, which has become one of Manhattan’s top tourist draws: A massive locomotive dangling from a crane.

The sculpture, by Jeff Koons, would be a full-size replica of a 1943 Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive. Called simply “Train,” it has not yet been fabricated. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has conducted its own feasibility studies for the project and is still exploring the possibility of acquiring the artwork, which is estimated to cost at least $25 million to create and install.

But Mr. Koons, a polarizing artist whose most famous public sculpture is perhaps his 43-foot-tall flower-covered puppy, has recently been in talks with Robert Hammond and Joshua David, founders of the nonprofit conservancy Friends of the High Line. The group, which fought to save the railway from demolition and now manages the park, will honor Mr. Koons at its annual benefit in May. Mr. Hammond said that Friends of the High Line had long sought to highlight the park’s rail history. Once before, in 2008, the group considered the “Train” sculpture for a plaza at 10th Avenue and 18th Street, but the work was too big to fit there.

One possible location for the sculpture is the northern end of the second section, at 10th Avenue and 30th Street. A rendering shows the 70-foot locomotive suspended vertically from a crane above the park. It is a potentially menacing image in a city that has had its share of crane accidents. But “Train” would employ a gyroscope to stabilize the sculpture to prevent it from swaying.

Mr. Hammond speculated that Los Angeles and New York could both eventually wind up with Mr. Koons’s train replicas, an idea he found appealing. “There’s some symmetry in this sort of transcontinental rail idea,” he said.
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