It is definitely time for a trip to NYC, if for no other reason than to see the second phase of the city's High Line, the incredible elevated park that has transformed westside Manhattan. What is there not to love?!
Via Fast Co Design:
The extension stretches 10 blocks to 30th Street, more than doubling the length of the first High Line, which debuted in 2009. Designed by landscape architect James Corner Field Operations and hipster starchitects Diller Scofidio Renfro, High Line Part Deux has a raft of features -- including a viewing platform that puts you on par with the tree canopy, a 4,900-square-foot lawn, and loads of seating -- that prove that the new park will be every bit as gawker-friendly as the old one.
This time around, though, the High Line is designed to facilitate additional activities. There’s the Rainbow City installation which we described here and which will be converted into a rollerskating rink in July. There are food trucks galore, both on the High Line and off.
Images by architectural photog extraordinaire Iwan Baan.