Gallery: EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Section 2 of the High Line Officially Opens!

Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
The design team literally raised the bar for the High Line experience. The ascent, while not drastic in height, represents a complete shift in the architectural and spatial language of the project. Buro Happold provided the structural engineering for Section 2, which made the flyover possible. The firm used a sophisticated structure of thin columns to support the delicate "bridge on a bridge." Buro Happold wanted the structure to counterbalance the robust industrial steel structure of the High Line itself.

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  1. dnewcum July 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    What are the names of the trees and shrubs planted on the High Line? I was just there and am wondering about a specific tree. Someone said it was a smoke tree.
  2. kiangoh June 8, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    Thanks for the great photos and really extensive write-up! I think the new section looks great. I have some thoughts on some of the socio-economic and privatization issues. My thoughts on the High Line and other NYC parks here: