Jeff Koons Wants to Hang a 70-Foot-Long Train Over the High Line

Jeff Koons Wants to Hang a 70-Foot-Long Train Over the High Line

As the High Line Park designs become more complete and polished, new concepts are being introduced and reviewed for the design of the park’s gathering spaces and permanent art installations, with one big idea coming from art star Jeff Koons. In an attempt

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Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

The newly revealed renderings show the architects’ initial visions for the final section of the High Line, but the details are not finalized The third section’s total cost will be about $90 million (which comes from donors, not the city’s pockets), and it

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LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

The lot once slated for a Jay-Z-owned hotel along side the High Line will soon be home to a LEED Platinum office building.  Designed by Cook + Fox, the nine story tower will be developed by the Albanese Organization. The building will feature ample terraces,

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POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

All of New York is anxiously awaiting the third installment of the High Line to open (especially with the current unseasonably beautiful weather), and it looks like everyone has an idea of what the new design should include. The Friends of the High Line, a

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The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

It may be a balmy 65 degrees today (hello, climate change), but it’s the week after Thanksgiving and that means only one thing: it’s time to get in the holiday spirit! What better way to start rolling in the holiday cheer than with a little ice skating? The

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Paint a Pumpkin on the High Line with Fulton Youth of the Future!

Paint a Pumpkin on the High Line with Fulton Youth of the Future!

With paints provided, kids had the opportunity to decorate their pumpkin on site or take it home to carve later. There were a range of sizes to choose from with the smallest costing $1 and the biggest priced at $10. The session ran from noon to 4pm but after

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Head to the High Line for Fall Festivities & a Haunted Halloween!

Head to the High Line for Fall Festivities & a Haunted Halloween!

The spooky season is upon us and where better to spend these cool fall days than on the High Line! The famed and favorite walkway is celebrating Halloween by hosting a slew of great events for all ages in the next coming weeks. From pumpkin picking to haunted

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Last Chance to Go Skating at the High Line Retro Roller Rink!

Last Chance to Go Skating at the High Line Retro Roller Rink!

Designed by HWKN in partnership with the architects and landscape architects behind the High Line itself, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations, the retro roller rink makes great use of the empty lot at 30th St., filling it with energy,

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NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

Located just east of the High Line and across from the Standard Hotel, the floor to ceiling windows of 837 Washington will soon rival the hotel’s famous, coveted views. Because the warehouse is part of a historic district, it took almost a year for the building

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Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line’s Lot TODAY!

Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line’s Lot TODAY!

We’re still mourning over Rainbow City’s good-bye, but there’s still reason to be excited! Opening TODAY is the brand new roller rink designed by HWKN in partnership with the High Line masters themselves, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations! Located

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Today is the LAST DAY to Visit the Wacky Rainbow City Wonderland at the High Line

Today is the LAST DAY to Visit the Wacky Rainbow City Wonderland at the High Line

The happy city below the High Line features oversized brightly color sculptures that look like something out of Mario Brothers or Rainbow Brite. FriendsWithYou wants visitors to interact with the different pieces, putting the experience of the wonderland in

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

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

Like much of New York’s population, the Inhabitat team has been eagerly awaiting the opening of section two of the High Line for months. Whether peeking through the fencing at the first section’s 20th Street park terminus, or following The Friends of the High

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Grand Opening of Section 2 of the High Line

Grand Opening of Section 2 of the High Line

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The most highly anticipated event this summer is happening next week so make sure you don’t miss out — Section 2 of High Line Park will finally open Wednesday, June 8! Construction crews are all ready finishing

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The Big Picture: The High Line Bike Tour

The Big Picture: The High Line Bike Tour

Finally an opportunity to ride your bicycle along the premiere elevated urban park in New York City and discover the history of this amazing and innovative urban design project. Architectural Historian Matt Postal leads a 5-mile bike tour along the original

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Neil Denari’s HL23 Luxury Building Set to Open With Section 2 of the High Line

Neil Denari’s HL23 Luxury Building Set to Open With Section 2 of the High Line

The opening of green luxury building HL23, designed by Neil Denari Architects, will coincide with the opening of Section 2 of the High Line.

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The High Line

The High Line

A unique and beautifully designed park, The High Line is an elevated green space created on a former freight railroad line on Manhattan’s lower west side. For 50 years, the line was used by freight trains, but it fell out of use and into disrepair in the 1980s.

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A High Line-Style Park May Be Coming to the JetBlue Terminal at JFK

A High Line-Style Park May Be Coming to the JetBlue Terminal at JFK

Tourists who missed the High Line while staying in NYC may soon be able to get a last-minute taste of the popular park right if JetBlue gets its way. The airline is hoping to create a snippet of the famous elevated park on top of its forthcoming international

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Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

Gifford’s Forest is part of Kathleen Vance’s “Traveling Landscapes” series of nature vignettes enclosed in travel-worn suitcases.

Ten New York City artists donated works for the “Art for Trees” exhibit, and all of the pieces are currently for sale with

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Archtober: 31 Can’t-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Archtober: 31 Can’t-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Wednesday, October 1: Building of the Day: The Public Theater at Astor Place, 12:00pm

Tour this important New York City landmark and learn about Ennead Architects’ ongoing redesign and restoration. Register here.

Thursday, October 2: Josep Gomez

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Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

Although it comes with a staggering $75 million price tag, Section 3 of the repurposed elevated rail line was designed to stay true to its natural, overgrown state. In collaboration with James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio & Renfro, Mr.

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Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway has not had the best luck as of late. The area is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and now a massive, underground gas pipeline is posing a new threat to residents. Al Jazeera America reports that the three-mile Rockaway Delivery

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First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

Just over a year ago, Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid unveiled an out-of-this-world concept for a wavy, futuristic building next to the High Line. Now were getting our first look inside the spaceship, er, condo building planned for 20 West 28th Street, and we

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York’s High Line has helped liven up Manhattan’s West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports that the city is considering a proposal to dress up the Asphalt Green

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The Mystery of New York’s Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York’s Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park.

When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that another elevated park existed long before its West Side successor? The New

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Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons’ Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons’ Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

The lush Split-Rocker is perched above Rockefeller Center’s famous golden Prometheus sculpture, which guards the ice rink in the winter and the outdoor restaurant in warmer months. All throughout the summer, visitors are welcome to stop and smell the flowers

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