Concrete planks were delivered recently on a flatbed truck, and loaded onto the High Line at 14th Street with a crane.
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.