The High Line is a 1.45 miles (2.33 km) long elevated park located from Gansevoort Street in Meatpacking Area to 34th Street near Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Midtown West. Opened in 2009, the park portion was a freight railroad between 1934 and 1980. The urban park is now the favorite place for both New Yorkers and tourists with many interesting features, beautiful gardens, plants, artworks, and surrounding architectures.
The corner of 14th St. and 9th Ave., the heart of trendy Meatpacking District. The High Line is visible on the back. The building on the right with a large billboard with 3 photos on the roof is an Apple Store now and used to be Western Beef grocery store. Until around 2001 or 2002, the area was sleazy and undeveloped area.
9th Ave. south of 14th St. There are many trendy restaurants and night clubs on the street.
The High Line near 14th St. entrance. It was a weekday but many people enjoyed the brief warm winter day after snowstorm. The temperature was above 50 F (10 C).
People were resting on large benches.
Around The High Line is a fashionable area. There is Giorgio Armani office on the right side of the previous photo.
14th St. from The High Line. I think the combination of light and shadow makes New York City most attractive.
15th St. from The High Line. The left side building is Chelsea Market that has many gourmet stores and restaurants.
The view of Hudson River from The High Line and 14th St.
Let’s go up to north from 14th St. This rest area with large windows called 10th Avenue Square and Overlook, facing north to 10th Avenue.
Empire State Building from The High Line
23rd St. from The High Line.
Winterberry on the snow.
The trace of railroad under the trees
I’m always attracted to the backside of old buildings in urban areas. I feel they’re untouched and have original beauty of architectures. I feel same with this photo. Because The High Line runs behind the buildings, there are many beautiful scenes.
Another unpolished but beautiful backside of old apartments. Dark, rough and very New York-ish.
There are many interesting official and unofficial artworks can be found on The High Line. This is a sculpture of telescope, an official artwork.
This is called “Urban Rattle” by Charlie Hewitt in front of The High Line, belongs to the condominium on the photo.
I think this is an unofficial art exhibition on The High Line. The artist expressed a world peace on his artworks.
The wall art of an apartment building facing to a rest area on The High Line. I think the art doesn’t belong to The High Line because it’s on the apartment property, but the apartment is attentive to make The High Line more artistic.
Another unofficial yet attentive artwork (graffiti?) on the chimney facing to The High Line.
There are many gorgeous condominiums along The High Line.
This is an interesting shaped condominium.
A narrow and cybertic condominium.
I got off The High Line at 23rd Street to go to Chelsea Pier. This is West End Highway across the Chelsea Pier at evening rush hour.
The view of Midtown West from the Chelsea Pier.
The skyline of Exchange Place, Jersey City and Statue of Liberty at evening. There was no tall buildings in the Exchange Place and the area was dangerous about 20 years ago. That era was long gone now.
The closer look at Statue of Liberty
The sunset over Hudson River and Jersey City, taken at the Chelsea Pier.