Sep 21, 2012

Groundbreaking on Final Section of the High Line

 Construction Will Proceed in Three Phases With First Phase Projected to Open in 2014

Final Segment to Wrap Future Hudson Yards; 26-Acre Mixed-Use
Neighborhood Development Starting Later This Fall

Groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the third and final section of the High Line. 
(Photo Credit: Edward Reed)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Friends of the High Line Co-Founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to mark the start of construction on the third and final section of the High Line.

Located between West 30th and West 34th Streets to the south and north, and 10th and 12th Avenues to the east and west, the final section of the elevated railway, called the High Line at the Rail Yards, extends one half mile beyond the current northern end of the High Line park, which has welcomed more than ten million visitors since it opened in 2009.

The High Line at the Rail Yards surrounds Related Companies/Oxford Properties Group’s Hudson Yards project that is anticipated to start construction later this fall. Construction on the estimated $90 million extension of the park will proceed in phases, and be financed by a combination of public and private funds. The first phase is projected to open in 2014, extending the High Line park to West 34th Street and connecting the Meatpacking District and West Chelsea with the future No. 7 subway station, the Javits Center, and the future Hudson Yards neighborhood.

The High Line at the Rail Yards will extend the celebrated High Line park and add new design features that respond to the unique context created by the future Hudson Yards neighborhood. In response to public feedback gathered during three community input meetings hosted by Friends of the High Line, the design will include familiar elements like the iconic “peel-up” benches, intimate overlooks, and meandering pathways, while introducing new design features, such as a designated play area for children, new bench typologies, and an interim walkway wending through the existing landscape of self-seeded wildflowers, native grasses, and shrubs, which will close at dusk.

The High Line at the Rail Yards is being designed by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf – the same designers behind the first two sections of the High Line park – along with a team of structural engineers, lighting designers, electrical and mechanical experts, and others construction specialists. Design renderings for the first phase of the High Line at the Rail Yards can be viewed at


0 Responses to " Groundbreaking on Final Section of the High Line "

Post a Comment

All related comments are welcome. Spam will be deleted.


This blog site is designed and published as a consumer service by local real estate broker to help Manhattan, New York City buyers, sellers and renters make informed real estate decisions. This site and its feeds are owned and operated by Mitchell J Hall, a NY State licensed real estate associate broker associated with The Corcoran Group and member of the Real Estate Board of New York.

Legal Disclaimer - The opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not neccessarily reflect the opinions or policy of The Corcoran Group. This site is not the official website of The Corcoran Group or its affiliated companies, and neither The Corcoran Group nor its affiliated companies in any way warrant the accuracy of any information contained herein. Any product and/or services offered for sale on this website shall not be considered an offer to sell such goods and/or services in any state other than New York.

Legal Disclaimer - Information on this site is not intended as legal or financial advice. - All material herein is intended for information purposes only and has been complied from sources deemed reliable. Though information is believed to be correct, it is presented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. I operate a business that supports Fair Housing.“We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program which there are no barriers to obtain housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or national origin.”

© Copyright 2006 -2016 © © Al l Rights Reserved