The Highline Opens :: June 9, 2009

The Highline, New York City's new elevated public park, is now open to the public!

The design team of landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro (who also designed Boston's ICA), transformed the 1930s, 1.45-mile-long elevated freight train rails into a public landscape. Construction on the park began in 2006 and the first section, from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street, is now open.

For more information on the design, go to James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. For information about visiting the park, go to Friends of the Highline.

(Top photograph: Highline Image Gallery; Middle & Bottom photographs: ImJustSayin)