The High Line at the Rail Yards

I was accidentally (or coincidentally?) at the High Line in NYC when the third and final segment opened on September 21, 2014. The last segment of the High Line connects to street level at the Jacob Javits Center, providing a panoramic vista of the Hudson River and of New Jersey. There are some new additions to the expected High Line vocabulary of seating and belvederes, including a children’s play area made from re-purposed steel I-beams.The paving and pavers typical of the rest of the High Line is replaced by what looked like synthetic decomposed gravel as the path connects to street level grade. Sadly, the day I was there was very overcast, lending a melancholy quality to my photos that only reinforces the post-industrial legacy of the site.

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