Published by Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, London

New Design Concept for the High Line at the Rail Yards

Yesterday James Corner of James Corner Field Operations and Ric Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro presented the new design concept for the High Line at Rail Yards at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York.

The spur will be the main structure in the third and final section of the High Line. The spur is a bowl-shaped structure which will mark the north-east terminus of the High Line. It will create a sheltered and vegetated room that one discovers through various openings and entries. The vegetation will be lush and will evoke a woodland environment where people will be able to relax in an intimate setting.

The opening for the rail yards will be in late 2014 and the spur probably 1-2 years later.

The cost for this intervention is estimated to be 76$ million.

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