The High Line's Last Section Plays Up Its Rugged Past

Anthony Paletta

All images © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)


The promise of any urban railroad, however dark or congested its start, is the eventual release onto the open frontier, the prospect that those buried tracks could, in time, take you anywhere. For those of us whose only timetable is our walking pace, this is the experience of the newly opened, final phase of the High Line. The park, after snaking in its two initial stages through some 20 dense blocks of Manhattan, widens into a broad promenade that terminates in an epic vista of the Hudson. It’s a grand coda and a satisfying finish to one of the most ambitious park designs in recent memory.

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http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/October-2014/The-High-Lines-Last-Section-Plays-Up-Its-Rugged-Past/