High Line Park, New York City, NYC
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|Total Area:||Length ca. 7,900 ft. (2,400 m), width ca. 30 to 60 ft. (9 to 18 m). |
Realization in 3 sections of about 2,650 ft. (800 m) length each.
|Opening:||Section 1: 2009|
Section 2: 2011
Section 3: 2014
|Architects:||Diller Scofidio + Renfro|
|Landscape architect:||James Corner, Field Operations|
|System Build-up:||with Floradrain® FD 25-E|
In 2003, a team consisting of the landscape architect James Corner with his office Field Operations, the architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the plant specialist Piet Oudolf won the international ideas contest “Designing the High Line”. Their concept included ponds and benches. Viewpoints should allow splendid views of the Hudson River, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Staircases and elevators - similar to those of interurban railway stations - were planned in regular distances. It was the planner’s objective to preserve the natural flora and wilderness which had developed over the years on the former freight train line. The rails should remain visible in remembrance of the historical origin. In the meantime 210 plant species, including numerous shrubs and trees, thrive in a height of 17–30 ft. (5–9 m) and a substrate depth of about 18 in. (450 mm).