On my last trip to NYC, while attending a portfolio review at the NYCFotoworks event, I had the pleasure to spend two evenings at the highline park located between the Garment district and Chelsea district in NYC.

Built on an former elevated rail line  above the streets of Manhattan, the park was founded in 1999 by the Friends of the High Line. This group of residents fought to maintain the structure when it was under the threat of demolition. Later, they worked with the city of New York to make sure the High Line is maintained as a extraordinary public space for residents and tourists to enjoy.

Along the highline, one can enjoy beautiful examples of public art, like the High Line zoo and several murals created by the Inside Out collective. It’s a great place for contemporary architecture and the park itself is a brilliant example of landscaping in a urban environment. Whether you’re in NYC shopping in the garment district and Chelsea’s Market or eating in the neighborhood, the Highline is the perfect place to enjoy a good evening chatting, flirting and enjoying the beautiful view over midtown.

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.


Radial benches and photo mural “Brandon Many Ribs”, from the Inside Out Project by French street artist JR.


Photo mural “Brandon Many Ribs”, from the Inside Out Project by French street artist JR.


People walking and running on wildflower field


The fun animals of the High Line zoo

 


Owl on the balcony - High Line zoo


Day view of HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari / detail of HL23 building by  Neil Denari


 left: 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer / right: details of view of HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari


People walking on Wildflower field and 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer


left: view of HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari / right: 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer


Day view of the High Line path and HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari
details of nearby buildings and view of HL23 building at 22 second streets seating steps /people seating at 22 second streets seating steps


Flowers on the Highline / Thomas Houseago, Lying Figure, 2012

 


View of adjacent buildings at the corner of 10th avenue and W 18th Street


People enjoying the view of 10th Avenue Square


Youngsters enjoying the seats of the Sundeck Water Feature


A Couple enjoying a moment seating on a Highline bench / flowers on the highline


Another view of the 10th Avenue Square


245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer / details of 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer


detail of 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer


 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer / details of 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer


detail of 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer


a funny guy poster at the window along the Highline


Girls chatting on the woodland flyover / view of HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari


Front view and side view from view of HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari taken from 23rd Street


10th Avenue traffic viewed from the 10th Avenue Square


Youngsters enjoying the Sundeck Water Feature and Chelsea Market Passage


Highline park and IOC building viewed from nearby 10th Avenue Square


Chelsea Grasslands


Blue hour view of the highline path and HL23 – 515 West 23rd Street – Condo – Chelsea – by Neil Denari


Blue hour on 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer / details of 245 10th avenue building – by Della Valle Bernheimer



auto repair shop and mural at the corner of W 25th street and 10th avenue


Radial benches and photo mural “Brandon Many Ribs”, from the Inside Out Project by French street artist JR.

David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography.

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