In NYC, A Grand Opening for High Line Phase II

June 7, 2011

By Asad Syrkett

High Line, NYC
Photo © Iwan Baan
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The highly anticipated second section of the High Line, designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, opened today for a press preview and ceremonial ribbon cutting. In attendance were New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, members of New York City Council, the co-founders of Friends of the High Line, and supporters and benefactors, including Diane von Furstenburg and Barry Diller. The second phase, which stretches from 22nd Street to 30th Street, opens to the public on Wednesday.

Built on a former elevated rail line, the park has become one of New York City’s most treasured public spaces. Since opening in June 2009, the High Line’s first section, running between Gansevoort and 20th Streets, has drawn nearly two million visitors a year. The park will span one and a half miles when its third and final section is finished. A completion date has not been set. 

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