The final section of the High Line in New York City is now open, extending the elevated park from West 30th to West 34th St, with a big swing west toward the Hudson River around the old rail yards.
In this section of the park, part of the old rail line is left intact, complete with wild, untamed plantings that self-seeded when the old elevated track was abandoned. Designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio & Renfro -- and plantings by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf -- the rusted tracks are filled with Queen Anne's lace, chokecherry, milkweed -- what you'd expect to find in an abandoned lot.
Like the rest of the High Line, there are places to pause and rest on benches, but the designers have also added picnic tables, a spacious plaza, and a place where children can scamper and explore.
With the final section now open, the High Line now extends nearly 1.5 miles from Gansevoort Street to West 34th.
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