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The High Line at the Rail Yards seeks to preserve the untamed and self-seeded landscape that first inspired the founders of Friends of the High Line to protect the defunct elevated railway. Visitors can expect to be surrounded by a wonderfully wild and diverse planting palette that will provide a colorful contrast to Chelsea’s industrial chic feel.

“When we open in the fall,” says Jenny Gersten, the Friend’s of the High Line’s new Executive Director to Chelsea Now, “it will feel like a wild piece of land, from which our visitors are going to have an incredible view of Hudson Yards as it continues its construction phase.” High Line at the Rail Yards will introduce new native plants to the park design such as the common milkweed, bush clover, rough dropseed, and early goldenrod and will be filled out with swaths of native grasses.

Via Chelsea Now

Images via Friends of the High Line