Gallery: Phase 2 of the New York City High Line Now Under Construction

As huge fans of the New York City High Line, we've been watching the development of this incredible public space attentively. So you can imagine our delight when pictures of the 30th Street Cut-Out at the northern end of section 2 were unveiled. The new cutout will be transformed into a diagonal viewing platform with a clear view to the bottom, exposing the traffic below. Not only will the new platform add a little taste of a death defying nature to the design, but the divergence gives way to an intriguing visual break from the sustained line that forms the overall aesthetic of the park.

At the northern terminus of Section 2, construction crews recently hoisted a 15-by-35-foot steel frame into place. The frame is a key component of the Viewing Platform, an area where the High Line’s concrete decking has been removed, revealing the steel gridwork of High Line beams and girders.

Section 2 of the High Line is planned to open later this spring.

+ The High Line

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