The High Line, Finally

August 26th, 2009

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After my pissy post about the crowds drawn out to the Highline, it’s only right that I write that I’ve finally found the right times to go up there. The other day, I stopped in after work and got to walk down the elevated park as the sun was setting and the long orange light fell over everything.
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The park is beautifully put together, with interesting design elements thrown in everywhere. Sturdy wooden chaises point west in an area with an unobstructed view of the river and the sunset in the evening. Up near 17th Street, bench seating is arranged like and amphitheater, climbing down to a giant window looking onto 9th Avenue.
And throughout the space, wildflowers strive, a holdover from the decades that the space was abandoned. Apparently, the garden naturally cycles different plants every couple weeks. The developers did their best to build around the plants in order to maintain the unique landscape.
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Some more photos after the jump. The rest can be found here.

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