A group of sustainable development students traveled downtown last month for a tour of the High Line, a park on the lower West Side built on an old rail line. Instead of demolishing the area, the City of New York, with the help of the Friends of the High Line, redesigned it to combine urban history with sustainable landscaping. Construction of Section I began in 2006, and Section III is now a work in progress following the opening of Section II last June. Located in the Meatpacking District, Hell’s Kitchen and West Chelsea, the park pays homage to the area’s industrial past while providing locals and tourists alike with a place for repose.
Check out this link for more images of the High Line design.
Melissa von Mayrhauser, who took the photos here, is an intern at the Earth Institute.