The High Line, Manhattan, New York
The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.
The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.
"In honor Of World Photo Day, ArchDaily presents special posts, written by architects, about the exceptional photographers that they have collaborated with."
Below some of the honorees, in the same order as their pictures appear in this photoset. To see them all go to ArchDaily.
- Javier Callejas
- Iwan Baan
- Cristobal Palma.
- Roland Halbe
- Sergio Pirrone
- Pedro Pegenaute
- Fernando Alda
To all my photographer friends and followers, keep capturing and sharing images of our world with the rest of us. Not only of architecture, but of the sweeping vistas, amazing nature or intimate moments of everyday life. For many of us, they are the way we see the world that lies beyond. THANK YOU!