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tracks down Manhattan’s West Site.

level traffic that 10th Avenue becomes known as Death Avenue. For safety, men on horses, called the West Side Cowboys, ride in front of trains waving red flags.

1851 - 1929 - So many accidents occur between freight trains and street

1900s

State of New York and the New York Central Railroad agree on the West Side Improvement Project, which includes the High Line. The entire project is 13 miles long, eliminates 105 street-level railroad crossings, and adds 32 acres to Riverside Park. It costs over $150 million in 1930 dollars—more than $2 billion today.

1929 - After years of public debate about the hazard, the City and

January - July 2003 - An open ideas com-

petition, "Designing the High Line," solicits proposals for the High Line's reuse. 720 teams from 36 countries enter. Hundreds of design entries are displayed at Grand Central Terminal.

1934 - The High Line opens to trains. It runs from 34th Street to

April 2006 - Groundbreaking is celebrated on the

High Line with the lifting of a rail track. The first phase of construction on Section 1 of the High Line begins.

1950s - Growth of interstate trucking leads to a drop in rail traffic, nationally
and on the High Line.

2008 -

Landscape Construction begins on Section 1, with construction and installation of pathways, access points, seating, lighting, and planting.

1980 - The last train runs on the High Line pulling three carloads
of frozen turkeys.

June 2008 - Final designs are released for the
High Line's transformation to a public park.

1999 - Friends of the High Line is founded by Joshua David and

Street) opens to the public.

June 2009 - Section 1 (Gansevoort Street to 20th
2011 (Projected) -

Robert Hammond, residents of the High Line neighborhood, to advocate for the High Line's preservation and reuse as public open space.

Section 2 (20th Street to 30th Street) opens to the public.

source - http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history

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HISTORY

St. John’s Park Terminal, at Spring Street. It is designed to go through the center of blocks, rather than over the avenue, to avoid creating the negative conditions associated with elevated subways. It connects directly to factories and warehouses, allowing trains to roll right inside buildings. Milk, meat, produce, and raw and manufactured goods come and go without causing street-level traffic.

and the City of New York conduct a process to select a design team for the High Line. The selected team is James Corner Field Operations, a landscape architecture firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an architecture firm, and experts in horticulture, engineering, security, maintenance, public art, and other disciplines.

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1847 - The City of New York authorizes street level railroad

October 2002 - A study done by Friends of the High Line
finds that the High Line project is economically rational: New tax revenues created by the public space will be greater than the costs of construction.

Objectives: the reuse of the High Line as an original 1.5-mile-long public open space * Identify design solutions to the challenge of providing plentiful access to the High Line's elevated platform, including: 1. universal, or A.D.A.compliant, access facilities; 2. access systems integrated into existing and/or future construction surrounding the High Line * Conceive an innovative plan for the environment to be experienced by a visitor to the High Line's elevated platform-an environment that might include (but is not limited to) landscaping/plantings, art-related uses, and recreational amenities the spaces beneath the High Line, including street and sidewalk crossings (which are publicly controlled), and underlying private lots and buildings (controlled by individual property owners)

* Zaha Hadid Architects with Balmori Associates, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, and studio MDA * Steven Holl Architects with Hargreaves Associates and HNTB * TerraGRAM: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with D.I.R.T. Studio and Beyer Blinder Belle

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Featuring a window that looks down 10th Avenue, it gives people an opportunity and a vantage point previously unprecedented on the highline.

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overlooks 10th Avenue at the intersection of 17th Street. Formerly a maintenance area for the Highline, it has been converted into an outdoor amphitheater/ seating area and one of the most active areas of the highline. Located only a few hundred feet from an elevator, this area includes ADA compliant access.

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The Woodland Flyover is a segment of Section II in the Highline. The objective of this amenity is to bring the user up eight feet into the canopy of the landscape. The Woodland Flyover extends from 24th street to 27th street and is complete with several sitting areas, one access point by stair (26th St.), and the Viewing Spur. The viewing Spur is located over 26th street and acts as a faux-billboard of pedestrians and viewports, it is to commemorate the past advertisements that were a part of the pre-Highline. Images: http://ny.curbed.com/tags/woodland- yover

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This collage shows a part of the highline as it relates to its context near The Standard Hotel and the plants that live on it. The words collaged together are all the names of plants that are and will be planted all along the highline.

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Gansevoort Woodlands - Predominantly birch and serviceberry trees. Features a series of raised, steel planters and vines that wrap the High Line railing visible from the street.
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cheery, sassafras, and witch hazel.

Washington Grasslands - Features wild grasses and shade-friendly perennials grow among choke-

envoking the landscape that grew on the High Line before it was a park are trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses. throughout the year. They are densely planted and interspersed between native species.
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10th Avenue Square + Northern Spur Preserve - Three- ower maple trees frame the Square and

Chelsea Grasslands - Here a mix of meadow grasses and perennials create variety in color and texture

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Diller- Von Furstenberg Sundeck - Features large-scale outdoor furniture along the old rail track and is surrounded by grasses, perennials, and shrubs along with a water feature. Raised, steel planters house a mix of wetland plants. On the lower level are wild owers, grasses, and sumac trees.
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