Posted on February 8, 2008 by Katie Lorah
Concrete planks were delivered recently on a flatbed truck, and loaded onto the High Line at 14th Street with a crane.
Workers began installing the planks at Gansevoort Street, and are working their way north. These 12-foot-long, tapered planks will become the pathways on the High Line.
The tapered ends of the planks will allow the plantings to push through the cracks, blurring the edges of the hard-surface pathway into the softer planting areas. An early rendering of the concept by design team Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Some of the layers of the new walking surface, which is built on a bottom layer of concrete that sits inside the steel frame of the High Line.
Glenn Collins wrote a great piece for The New York Times in January about the construction going on atop the High Line.
There was also a beautiful slide show by photographer Damon Winter.
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Posted on February 8, 2008 by joshatthehighline
[Photos: Getty; Laura Miller]
We bumped into Florent Morellet Wednesday night outside the Community Board 4 meeting and he was bubbling about his recent day in court. The Meatpacking District pioneer and devoted High Line supporter has filed suit against his landlord in an effort to extend the lease on the famed Restaurant Florent — and he was pleased because the judge was familiar with him and his fabulous eatery.
“I know this restaurant–Florent is a great place,” remarked Judge Matthew Cooper, according to Chris Shott in this week’s Observer. The judge is still deliberating, Florent told us outside the CB4 meeting. If he is forced to close the restaurant, Florent intends to make the final month at 69 Gansevoort Street one big party.
We will be there.
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