High Line Park

Joshua David and Robert Hammond talk about how they collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create the High Line. The park is now celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space, and they tell the story of it’s creation in High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky.

The High Line, view from West 17th Street, looking north, photographer unknown, 1934
The High Line, view from West 17th Street, looking north, photographer unknown, 1934 ( Author Unknown, 1934 )
The High Line, a Railroad Artifact, 30th Street, May 2000
The High Line, a Railroad Artifact, 30th Street, May 2000 ( Joel Sternfeld © 2000 )
The High Line, looking East on 30th Street on a morning in May, 2000
The High Line, looking East on 30th Street on a morning in May, 2000 ( Joel Sternfeld © 2000 )
The High Line, Chelsea Grasslands, between West 19th Street and West 20th Street, looking North, 2009
The High Line, Chelsea Grasslands, between West 19th Street and West 20th Street, looking North, 2009 ( Iwan Baan © 2009 )
The High Line, Gansevoort Woodland, Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street, looking South, 2009
The High Line, Gansevoort Woodland, Gansevoort Street to Little West 12th Street, looking South, 2009 ( Iwan Baan © 2009 )
The High Line, typical cross street, West 20th Street, looking East, 2009
The High Line, typical cross street, West 20th Street, looking East, 2009 ( Iwan Baan © 2009 )
The High Line, aerial view, from West 30th Street, looking South toward the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center site, 2011
The High Line, aerial view, from West 30th Street, looking South toward the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center site, 2011 ( © Iwan Baan, 2011 )
The High Line, Falcone Flyover, the pathway rises eight feet above the High Line, winding through a canopy of trees, between West 25th and West 27th Street, looking South, 2011
The High Line, Falcone Flyover, the pathway rises eight feet above the High Line, winding through a canopy of trees, between West 25th and West 27th Street, looking South, 2011 ( © Iwan Baan, 2011 )
The High Line, 23rd Street Lawn, the northern end of the 4,900-square-foot lawn peels up over West 23rd Street, looking West, toward the Hudson River, 2011
The High Line, 23rd Street Lawn, the northern end of the 4,900-square-foot lawn peels up over West 23rd Street, looking West, toward the Hudson River, 2011 ( © Iwan Baan, 2011 )
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