This week, Friends of the High Line unveiled a giant, salad bowl-like structure for the Spur, a portion of the High Line's much-anticipated third section. Designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the Spur will feature a lush, "otherworldly" nest filled with dense vegetation. What do you think of the new design? Tell us in the comments below.
Overlooking West 30th St. and 10th Avenue, the Spur’s bowl-shaped structure will mark the visual gateway to the Hudson Rail Yards. Draped in dense vegetation, the structure will house a lush interior room mimicking a woodland habitat. Ringed by Snakebark maple and Black Tupelo, these terraced vegetative layers will provide noise and sight-line barriers to create a unique, intimate setting unlike any other part of the High Line.
Tiered seating will also surround the outside perimeter of the bowl and provide sweeping views towards the city skyline and Hudson River. Native trees, broad-leaf woodland grasses and perennials will line the walkway, creating a familiar all-season buffer between the park and the city streets below.
According to Friends of the High Line, the High Line at the Rail Yards is on track for a late 2014 completion date with an estimated $76 million price tag. The Spur is expected to open to the public one to two years following the launch of the Rail Yards.
Images via Friends of the High Line