High Line Phase 3

High Line Phase 3
Mar 20, 2012
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High Line Phase 3_01 Highlighted above in green, the rail yards section of the High Line is located due north of the portion of the High Line that has already been transformed into public open space. The rail yards section is located between West 30th Street and West 34th Street to the south and north, and 10th and 12th Avenues from the east and west. 

Image from Google Maps. Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line.

High Line Phase 3_02 The High Line at the rail yards wraps around the West Side Rail Yards, an active train yard for Long Island Rail Road. The owner of the West Side Rail Yards, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has leased the property to the Related Companies to develop a platform over the yards. The platform will support the development of more than 12 million square feet of mixed-use real estate.

Image from Google Maps. Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line. 
High Line Phase 3_03  At the northern terminus of the High Line that is currently open to the public, visitors will see the 30th Street Passage to the east, where the rail yards section of the High Line passes through the future Hudson Yards Tower C, leading towards the 10th Avenue Spur. The 70-foot-high passage will feature planting beds and balconies projecting toward West 30th Street and High Line to the south.

View looking northeast along West 30th Street.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line
High Line Phase 3_04 One of several concepts for the 10th Avenue Spur consists of an open gathering space surrounded by dense plantings of wildflowers and grasses.

View looking northeast at the intersection of West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line
 
High Line Phase 3_05  The new landscape at the rail yards will extend the park’s distinctive design vocabulary established south of West 30th Street, evoking the High Line’s history as an active freight rail line, and the unique self-seeded landscape that grew up between the tracks when the trains stopped running in the 1980s. Here, looking west along 30th Street, the landscape will feature Piet Oudolf’s naturalistic planting design and the High Line’s original tracks, inviting visitors to walk along rails where trains once traveled.

View looking west along West 30th Street.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line
High Line Phase 3_06  The design of the rail yards section will take the best of what was created for the High Line south of West 30th Street and adapt it to take advantage of the new context at Hudson Yards. Along the High Line that is currently open to the public, the park’s “peel-up” benches are an integral part of the landscape design, rising organically from the planks of the walkway. In the rail yards section of the High Line, the “peel-up” bench design will evolve into a new family of elements to offer seamless transitions from the walkway to more seating, play features, planters, and more.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line
High Line Phase 3_07 As the High Line passes over 11th Avenue at West 30th Street, visitors will find lush plantings, groupings of bench seating, a unique play feature for kids, and a new stair that provides access to the street, as well as a series of overlooks to take in views of the High Line, the cityscape, and the Hudson River. 

View looking northeast, at the intersection of West 30th Street and 11th Avenue.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line

High Line Phase 3_08 The High Line’s concrete deck is removed, revealing the framework of the High Line’s original beams and girders, covered with a thick rubber safety coating, and transformed into a unique play feature for kids.

View looking south, just west of 11th Avenue.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line
 
High Line Phase 3_09 While the Eastern Rail Yards will be designed in a similar way as the High Line that is currently open to the public, the Western Rail Yards will feature an interim solution – a simple path through the existing landscape – that will allow the public to directly experience the self-sown grasses and wildflowers.

View looking west along West 30th Street between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line
 
High Line Phase 3_10 The interim walkway will float above the existing, self-seeded landscape. Here, the walkway winds along the curve of the High Line at West 30th Street and 12th Avenue, and provides visitors an opportunity to see the original railroad tracks and Hudson River in a whole new way.

View looking northwest where the High Line curves north at the intersection of West 30th Street and 12th Avenue.  
 
Rendering courtesy Friends of the High Line