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

The High Line, New York City's exciting and innovative renovated train track park, just opened its second section to the public today in a surprise unveiling - and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you exclusive coverage and photos of the new extension! While initial renderings gave us clues to the project's design features, and furtive glances up from Chelsea streets revealed some details, these teasers only served to pique our excitement. After a long wait, we were finally able to experience the Falcone Flyover, Viewing Spur, Chelsea Thicket and other poetically named High Line moments, and we descended from the experience with our heads still in the clouds. Designers James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro have created an amazing piece of urban landscape, but if you haven't had a chance to make it out to the park don't fret - read on for our exclusive sneak peek of The High Line, Section 2!

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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: