Planks are Delivered

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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