Phase 2 of the High Line

Looking north toward the Hudson Yards

Field Operations and DS+R’s High Line has been enjoyed by many ever since its opening, but we’ve been waiting patiently for the next segment to be finished.  And, thanks to Curbed.com, we’re able to share some recent construction shots of the progress being made.

Check out more photos and more about the second phase after the break.

Denari's H23

This next phase runs in a straight line parallel to Tenth Avenue from West 20th up to West 28th Street, where the neighboring buildings rise high against the old tracks.  Although the already finished part of the project sometimes brings pedestrians up to office and residential windows, in this new section, “the proximity between rails and residents is both a bit unnerving and a tad tantalizing.”

For instance, along  23rd Street, the slanting windows of Neil Denari’s HL23 will allow people resting on the proposed long green lawn to look right in to the rooms.  A tad farther north on 24th Street, a private patio sheltered by a rustic fence may not provide ample privacy as it sits only inches from the park’s edge. And balconies off a residential building will be no longer provide a private view to their users. While these moments may be a little awkward, they add something to the overall experience of the project and, when teamed with the planned design components, result in a successful urban renewal project.

The second segment ends at a wide curve on 30th Street with perfect views of the Hudson, and currently, the team is acquiring the final stretch of tracks for phase three.

Enjoy the photos and we’ll keep you updated.

Images courtesy of Curbed.com

Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Phase 2 of the High Line" 20 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=65157>