WE DID IT! HIGH LINE OPENS!

Copyright Iwan Baan

Copyright Iwan Baan

Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination of ten years of advocacy, planning and construction, and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped make this opening possible.

We expect many visitors from the neighborhood, from across New York City, and from around the world to come get a first glimpse in our opening season. We hope you will visit us in the coming days and weeks, and see for yourself the beautiful, one-of-a-kind new park you have helped us build. When you come up for the first time, remember that the landscape is still young, and it will continue to evolve through its first season and beyond. We hope it becomes a place you’ll want to return to again and again.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan on visiting us in the next few days, please plan on entering the High Line through the Gansevoort Street access point. You will be able to exit the park through any of its access points.

For more information, please call the High Line Information Line: (212) 500-6035

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15 Responses

  1. Gorgeous photography.

  2. […] Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination of ten years of advocacy, planning and construction, and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped make this opening possible. read more… […]

  3. […] Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination of ten years of advocacy, planning and construction, and weâ??re so grateful to everyone who has helped make this opening possible. read more… […]

  4. […] Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination of ten years of advocacy, planning and construction, and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped make this opening possible. read more… […]

  5. great shot. congrats to all at the highline for your hard work over the years. and the great parties. if you’re going to have to work, you’re going to have to party. just don’t pull a brett michaels (watch your step, people!)

  6. […] yeah the new High Line is open. Tags: highline  nyc Posted in Uncategorized. RSS. […]

  7. […] Lots more photos and coverage of the High Line’s opening: in the New York Times, Curbed, Gothamist, DesignNotes and the High Line blog. […]

  8. […] Just moments ago, we stood with Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, Borough President Stringer, Congressman Nadler, and other leaders and supporters and cut the ribbon on the High Line, officially opening the first section to the public. This historic day is the culmination of ten years of advocacy, planning and construction, and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped make this opening possible. read more… […]

  9. […] Line open Jun.10, 2009 in Feed News, Uncategorized Oh yeah the new High Line is […]

  10. […] High Line is Open! June 10, 2009 The first section of the High Line opened this week: SOURCE: High Line […]

  11. […] Recently reopened, it has passed by a reinterpretation of its spaces and now it is the first elevated park in the americas and the second in the world. The first project to use abandoned railtracks as a base to the contruction of a park was the Promenade Plantée, which crosses through Paris and exists since the 90’s. […]

  12. […] The Bloomberg campaign this week oday released a new Web video featuring Richard Socarides, attorney and former special assistant to President Clinton, and Florent Morellet (above), community activist and restaurateur, lauding the mayor while sitting on benches at the recently opened High Line park. […]

  13. […] week, I took a spontaneous trip to The High Line with some friends.  I had been looking forward to visiting this railroad-converted-into-a-park […]

  14. I think it’s great that so many fellow New Yorkers are thrilled with the opening of The High Line, but after having visited it now three times (each with the hope that this time would be more positive than the last…), I just can’t get past how poorly it is designed. The new concrete paths are incredibly narrow with angled edges that have multitudes of visitors tripping all over the place. Each time I’ve visited, I have warned friends to beware of the tricky paving, yet they still end up tripping at some point. Listening to other High Line visitors, it’s the number one topic of conversation – how poorly designed the paths and public space are. I’ve even seen areas now blocked by yellow warning tape, obviously as a result of multiple trips and maybe even injuries… I’m all in support of The High Line project – I think it’s an amazing opportunity to meld a unique structure of history with modern day appreciation and functionality, but why, WHY, can’t someone get it at least HALF right?? Oh, and for those who understandably want to know “who the heck is THIS guy?” – I have held a successful 30 year career in commercial design here in New York.

  15. Congratulations
    I visited my son John in new York October 09
    John encouraged me to have a look at the highline before i returned to Sydney Australia.
    I am lacking adjectives to truly discribe the unblievable transformation of such a difficult site.
    I live in Burradoo the southern highlands new south wales just one and a quarter hours from Sydney.
    Bowral and the highlands are known for the tulip festival and beautiful gardens.
    I havent stopped talking about the highline eversince i returned ; may you develope other parts of new York for us to enjoy in such a wonderful city.
    John gave me the book ” Designing the Highline ” I look forward to sharing your beautiful highline garden with my Bowral Garden Club Simply the Best

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