A wild yet industrial vision for the High Line
The Friends of the High Line unveiled the landscape plans Tuesday and said the parks phase-one portion from Gansevoort to 20th streets, will open at the end of the year.
The narrow abandoned rails along Manhattan's West Side were almost demolished before two concerned residents, Robert Hammond and Joshua David united nine years ago and formed the Friends of the High Line.
Construction is well under way.
The designs for the park preserve the steel and rails the industry and the landscaping stays true to the wild growth that overtook the High Line in all its years of abandonment.
The wildscape is the opposite of tulips in spring, Hammond says. Its all wildflowers and much more organic.
-- Garett Sloane
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