Earlier this week, the design for the final phase of The High Line Park was released. Phase 3 wraps around the rail yards situated between 33rd and 30th Street on Manhattan’s Westside.

Also, check out the Google Maps Street View virtual tour of Phase 1 and Phase 2 posted a few months ago HERE.


‘high line at the rail yards’, the final installment of the park, designed by new york-based landscape architecture firmjames corner field operations and practice diller scofidio + renfro has been unveiled by the city of new york and friends of the high line. wrapping the hudson yards, the segment of the historic freight line which spans from west 30th to west 34th streets has become overgrown with grasses and wildflowers which have naturally implanted since train operations were ceased in the 1980s. running perpendicularly to the existing elevated park, the section’s east to west orientation offers unforeseen perspectives of the city’s skyline
and adjacent river.

the project is expected to attract over 12 million square feet of new office, residential, retail and cultural structures, creating a new urban context with access to the landscaped park on the historic railway to the east and new walkway positioned over the western area. once complete, there will be an uninterrupted link between the meatpacking district, west chelsea and clinton/hell’s kitchen neighborhoods. the project will be completed and open to the public in spring 2014.

via Designboom

30th street passage

10th avenue spur

10th avenue spur

11th avenue access

rail track walk

children's play beams

interim walkway at the western rail yards viewing towards the west

interim walkway at the western rail yards viewing towards the west

nterim walkway at the western rail yards viewing towards the south

'peel-up' design elements

high line at the rail yards context map

high line at the rail yards detailed map