Photo by Leonel Ponce for Inhabitat
THE CUTOUT - at 30th Street
The current extent of the High Line leads us to 30th Street, where the Cutout exposes the past and possible future of the park. Pedestrians are once again raised above the rail line, except in this case, the original structure is exposed beneath aluminum grating at their feet. The somewhat disorienting experience serves as an explicit reminder of the beauty of the original elevated freight line, and reveals some peeks down to street level and traffic below. Structural engineers Buro Happold built the Cutout, which is the only part of the High Line that breaks the continuous path.