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NYC Highline

Discussion in 'Travel' started by danb86, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Sep 27, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    danb86

    danb86 [OP] East Ender

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    The Highline is an old elevated freight rail line on the West Side of Manhattan. The remnants run from the meatpacking district to 34th St. The line runs through several buildings and has long been a collector of trash, broken bottles, and graffiti.

    Rather than tear it down, some genius decided to rally funding for a complete makeover into the MOST interesting, thoughtful, innovative public space in the US...no shit.

    Pics aren't great as the camera's a compact and the day was a bit overcast yesterday, but you get the idea.

    The "park" was JAMMED with people. You can feel the vibe that folks are excited by it.

    The amazing thing is how the designers remade the space but kept the feel of old, abandoned railway tracks while making it one of the coolest places in NYC.

    If you get the chance, you definitely should check it out...


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    The end of the line

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    The view of the meatpacking district from above

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    Detail of a rail crossover

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    Detail of the iron railings

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    The Highline goes through a hotel
     
  2. Sep 27, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    More pics

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    Line running under hotel

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    Factory windows seen from Highline

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    Highline runs under loft building

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    Very cool amphitheater over 10th Ave.

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    Lots of people out

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    Billboard seen from the Highline

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    Detail of the concrete panels used to mimic the railroad ties

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    How cars are parked in Manhattan

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    The boat I've got to pick up Monday and bring back to Sag Harbor, NY
     
  3. Sep 27, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    Definitely going to check that out! I hope it doesn't turn back into a dump in a few years. Hope the storm passes before you have to move the boat. (nice boat btw)
     
  4. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    nice pics. going to check it out before the winter hits
     
  5. Sep 27, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    Wind's predicted to be b/t 11-16 out of the West which makes it a following wind/sea for me. Boat's a bit of a tank, so shouldn't be a problem and helm is fully enclosed so doesn't really matter.

    Only suggestion re: Highline is NOT going on a weekend at 3 pm! WAY too many peeps...

    Wanted to take more pics of the design details, but pretty much people everywhere. Not an understatement to say it's the most interesting use of what was an industrial relic.

    Pretty small chance for it to revert back, but if it does might also be interesting in the process...
     
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