New York’s High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

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New York’s High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

Structures both modern and old flank visitors walking on the High Line park in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
Train tracks in the undeveloped section 3 of the High Line near Hudson Yards in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
People walk along a newly-acquired section of the High Line in Manhattan’s west side in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
Robert Hammond, co-founder and the executive director of Friends of the High Line, sits on the High Line, a walkway park created on abandoned railroad in New York. Its final section opened May 29, days before the 10th anniversary of the opening of the first section June 9, 2009.
The view through a roof portal along the Spur on New York City’s High Line reveals a new commercial high-rise. Once a land of industrial buildings, parking lots and auto repair businesses, the neighborhood is now anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
In 2003, grass and weeds cover the High Line, a 1.5-mile-long elevated steel railroad spur built 70 years ago to carry freight trains into the west side of Manhattan. The creators of New York’s High Line park turned the disused rail line into an urban oasis, art showcase and tourism magnet that now welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
The bronze bust of a black woman entitled “Brick House,” is the first sculpture of rotating works of art to be displayed in the section of the park called “The Spur,” located at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
People walk on a previously abandoned elevated rail line which was transformed into the High Line park. The once disused rail line, which runs 1.5 miles on the west side of Manhattan is now an urban oasis, art showcase and tourism magnet that welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
A bronze bust of a black woman entitled “Brick House,” by Chicago artist Simone Leigh, is seen among the buildings and vegetation in the High Line park section called “The Spur,” located at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
Visitors walking along the High Line in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan now anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
Park visitors walking on the High Line in New York, view a nearby building with a political display. The creators of New York’s High Line park turned a disused rail line into an urban oasis that now welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
A bronze bust of a Black woman entitled “Brick House,” by Chicago artist Simone Leigh, is seen in the High Line park section called “The Spur,” in New York. Located at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue, in an area dedicated to visual art called the Plinth, the installation will be on view through September kicking off a rotation of new commissions. “Brick House” is the first commissioned work or art displayed on the High Line.

New York’s High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

Structures both modern and old flank visitors walking on the High Line park in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
Train tracks in the undeveloped section 3 of the High Line near Hudson Yards in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
People walk along a newly-acquired section of the High Line in Manhattan’s west side in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
Robert Hammond, co-founder and the executive director of Friends of the High Line, sits on the High Line, a walkway park created on abandoned railroad in New York. Its final section opened May 29, days before the 10th anniversary of the opening of the first section June 9, 2009.
The view through a roof portal along the Spur on New York City’s High Line reveals a new commercial high-rise. Once a land of industrial buildings, parking lots and auto repair businesses, the neighborhood is now anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
In 2003, grass and weeds cover the High Line, a 1.5-mile-long elevated steel railroad spur built 70 years ago to carry freight trains into the west side of Manhattan. The creators of New York’s High Line park turned the disused rail line into an urban oasis, art showcase and tourism magnet that now welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
The bronze bust of a black woman entitled “Brick House,” is the first sculpture of rotating works of art to be displayed in the section of the park called “The Spur,” located at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
People walk on a previously abandoned elevated rail line which was transformed into the High Line park. The once disused rail line, which runs 1.5 miles on the west side of Manhattan is now an urban oasis, art showcase and tourism magnet that welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
A bronze bust of a black woman entitled “Brick House,” by Chicago artist Simone Leigh, is seen among the buildings and vegetation in the High Line park section called “The Spur,” located at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
Visitors walking along the High Line in New York. An estimated 8 million visitors a year now visit the park, which threads 1.5 miles through an utterly transformed part of Manhattan now anchored at one end by the dazzling new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the other by Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development of skyscrapers, shops and a performing arts center.
Park visitors walking on the High Line in New York, view a nearby building with a political display. The creators of New York’s High Line park turned a disused rail line into an urban oasis that now welcomes 8 million visitors a year.
A bronze bust of a Black woman entitled “Brick House,” by Chicago artist Simone Leigh, is seen in the High Line park section called “The Spur,” in New York. Located at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue, in an area dedicated to visual art called the Plinth, the installation will be on view through September kicking off a rotation of new commissions. “Brick House” is the first commissioned work or art displayed on the High Line.
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