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

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.

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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: http://mvmtbldg.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/what-kind-of-park/