Walk the Line
A revolutionary public space and urban revitalization project, the High Line is an ambling plant-lined elevated parkway converted from a long-abandoned freight line snaking above the west side of Manhattan. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 1.5-mile parkway, which sits 30 feet above street level, wraps around Hudson Yards, catalyzing exciting new development along its way. It has received more than $190 million in public and private funding to date and is one of the world’s most successful urban revitalization projects.
One-third of the High Line Is on Hudson Yards
The High Line’s third and final phase is its most compelling as it wraps around Hudson Yards, offering panoramic views of the streets and the Hudson River. Opened to the public in late 2014, this portion of the park boasts sweeping views of the monumental construction on the rail yard.
Art on High
Stroll among art on the High Line, where Friends of the High Line commissions and produces public art projects. The avant-garde program includes site-specific exhibitions, including murals, billboards, videos and performances to spotlight the park’s architecture, history, and design. Recent artists include Barbara Kruger, Rashid Johnson and Sarah Sze.
Millions to Converge at Hudson Yards
With over four million visitors annually, the High Line has already stimulated $5 billion in new development along its path helping Chelsea evolve into one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. With the new Whitney Museumopened at the High Line’s southern-most entrance in 2015, visitors and patrons of the arts can walk the new cultural coast from West 14th Street in Chelsea, through the city’s densest gallery district, up to Hudson Yards.