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Take a Walk on the High Line with Iwan Baan

Take a Walk on the High Line with Iwan Baan
View looking west along one of the Rail Track Walks. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west along one of the Rail Track Walks. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)

Sunday marked the completion of the New York City High Line, a three-phased project that transformed the once disused elevated rail tracks on Manhattan’s West Side into one of the world’s most respected public parks. With the first section opening in 2009, architectural photographer Iwan Baan has been documenting the entire process. Now, for the first time we present to you a photographic journey through the completed High Line designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Take a look, after the break.

Section Three: High Line at the Rail Yards (2014)

Unlike other sections of the High Line, the High Line at the Rail Yards runs east-west along 30th Street before curving north near 12th Avenue. An aerial view looking west. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
Unlike other sections of the High Line, the High Line at the Rail Yards runs east-west along 30th Street before curving north near 12th Avenue. An aerial view looking west. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west at sunset. Conversation benches and a Rail Track Walk are visible. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west at sunset. Conversation benches and a Rail Track Walk are visible. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
Detail shot of one of the three Rail Track Walks at the High Line at the Rail Yards, featuring a rail “frog” or moment where the rails change directions. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
Detail shot of one of the three Rail Track Walks at the High Line at the Rail Yards, featuring a rail “frog” or moment where the rails change directions. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west at the foot of the 11th Avenue Bridge. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west at the foot of the 11th Avenue Bridge. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west along the Interim Walkway. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
View looking west along the Interim Walkway. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
Seating along the Interim Walkway, near West 33rd Street and 12th Avenue. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)
Seating along the Interim Walkway, near West 33rd Street and 12th Avenue. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014 (Section 3)

Section Two: West 20th Street - West 30th Street (2011)

Aerial View, from West 30th Street, looking South toward the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center site. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
Aerial View, from West 30th Street, looking South toward the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center site. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
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. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
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. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
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. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
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. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
A meandering pathway passes by old and new architecture in West Chelsea, between West 24th and West 25th Streets, looking South. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)
A meandering pathway passes by old and new architecture in West Chelsea, between West 24th and West 25th Streets, looking South. Image © Iwan Baan, 2011 (Section 2)

Section One: Gansevoort Street - 20th Street (2009)

Gansevoort Woodland at Night, Aerial View from Gansevoort Street to West 13th Street, looking South. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Gansevoort Woodland at Night, Aerial View from Gansevoort Street to West 13th Street, looking South. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Chelsea Grasslands : Chelsea Grasslands, between West 19th Street and West 20th Street, looking North. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Chelsea Grasslands : Chelsea Grasslands, between West 19th Street and West 20th Street, looking North. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Sundeck Water Feature and Preserve : Sundeck Water Feature and Preserve, between West 14th Street and West 15th Street, looking South. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Sundeck Water Feature and Preserve : Sundeck Water Feature and Preserve, between West 14th Street and West 15th Street, looking South. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Gansevoort End, Plaza, and Stairs : Gansevoort End, Plaza, and Stairs, Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)
Gansevoort End, Plaza, and Stairs : Gansevoort End, Plaza, and Stairs, Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Image © Iwan Baan, 2009 (Section 1)

All images by Iwan Baan, courtesy of Friends of the High Line.

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Take a Walk on the High Line with Iwan Baan" 23 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/550810/take-a-walk-on-the-high-line-with-iwan-baan/>