High Line – Gansevoort

This is the first part of a series. The Gansevoort section of the High Line in Manhattan, New York. The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line.

  1. High Line – Gansevoort
  2. High Line – Chelsea Market
  3. High Line – Standard
  4. High Line – Ghery
  5. High Line – Guardian Angel School
  6. High Line – Middle
  7. High Line – Elevated
  8. High Line – Uptown
  9. High Line – Plants 1
  10. High Line – Plants 2
  11. High Line – Rails
  12. High Line – Evening

The High Line Park is built on the disused southern portion of the West Side Line running to the Lower West Side of Manhattan. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Convention Center. An unopened spur extends above 30th Street to Tenth Avenue.

The park’s landscape design was inspired by the self-seeded landscape that grew on the out-of-use elevated rail tracks during the 25 years after trains stopped running. The species of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees were chosen for their hardiness, sustainability, and textural and color variation, with a focus on native species. Many of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are incorporated into the park’s landscape. The plants are beautiful in every season.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Line and http://www.thehighline.org/about

25 thoughts on “High Line – Gansevoort

  1. Jet Eliot 2016-05-02 / 7:05 pm

    I’ve read about this, think it’s a fantastic idea. It looks so lush and beautiful, and I really appreciate the extensive photos here, Sherry, giving us a good look from all angles. I look forward to more in the series.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-02 / 7:08 pm

      Thanks Jet. The history is intersting – follow my source link to the HL site. I will be minimizing text in this series.

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  2. Ed Lehming Photography 2016-05-02 / 10:15 pm

    Wow! You had some nice light. When I was in Chelsea back at the end of February it was pretty grey. Nice images.

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2016-05-03 / 5:15 am

      Thank you. These were taken over a long length of time. I was able to pick the times to photograph because I live nearby.

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  3. Dina 2016-05-03 / 2:32 am

    Very interesting and a good decision, looks lovely. And it’s a haven for photography, of course! Enjoy the site and the park.

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  4. the dune mouse 2016-05-03 / 11:28 am

    another great gallery of a place I may never get a chance to visit!

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  5. the dune mouse 2016-05-03 / 11:31 am

    PS I love the idea of a rail park or roof gardens and all. I just watched a documentary on the creation of Central Park.

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