See what the final section of the High Line will look like (slide show)

These renderings show the spacious, nature-filled bowl that will go in the section of the High Line at the Rail Yards known as the Spur

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  • Rendering: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

    The Spur: aerial view, looking west

  • Rendering: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

    The Spur: looking east along West 30th Street

  • Rendering: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

    The Spur: interior of the bowl, looking west

  • Rendering: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

    The Spur: interior of the bowl, looking east

Rendering: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Spur: aerial view, looking west

As part of the plans to revitalize the last stretch of the High Line, the elevated park's third section will include a garden filled with lush trees, flowers and other greenery. Yesterday, Friends of the High Line revealed plans for the area called the Spur, the portion of the railway that crosses into 10th Avenue at West 30th Street. The currently-nameless circular structure will serve as the gateway to the High Line at the Rail Yards.


As you can see from the renderings above, the space will offer a shaded and sheltered respite from the concrete jungle. In a press release, the Friends of the High Line stated, "In contrast to the surrounding urban development, the bowl structure provides a lush and otherworldly environment inspired by the dense layers of a woodland habitat, immersing visitors in nature." It will be planted with broad-leaf woodland grasses, perennials and ferns, as well as snakebark maple and black-tupelo trees. There will also be tiered seating and public restrooms.


The High Line at the Rail Yards is expected to cost $76 million. The third and final portion of the High Line is planned for completion by late 2014, though the Spur will take an additional one or two years.



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