Photo of the Week: Peel-up bench installed!

[FHL staff Patrick Hazari tries out the newly installed “peel-up” bench on the High Line. The FSC-certified IPE wood used for the bench is finished with an oil-based, clear-coat sealant that will protect the wood. Over time, the wood will weather naturally to a beautiful silver patina.]

Previously: Photo of the Week: Peel-up benches


6 Responses

  1. So excited I can’t stand it!

  2. Thrilled to see this photo! Thanks so very much to all of the people at the High Line who have worked so hard to make this happen! You are true New Yorkers regardless of whether you were born and raised in the city or moved here! You have a passion and love for the city that feeds it’s soul and for that i thank you!

  3. […] Alcove seating benches were installed this week on the High Line between 17th and 18th Streets. The FSC-certified IPE wood– a sustainable Brazilian hardwood– is the same material used for the High Line’s peel-up benches. A vegetal screen will be installed behind the benches to allow for vines grow, creating a shaded place to sit and enjoy views of the Hudson and the neighborhood’s impressive architecture. Previously: Photo of the Week: Peel-up bench installed! […]

  4. It is so exciting to see the progress being made. And thanks for this blog, for keeping those of us on the left coast connected to The Highline!

  5. […] to reach completion next year.    Of course, it’s not a proper park without benches. The “peel-up” benches scattered around the High Line are stunners made from FSC-certified wood and I’m guessing […]

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