In May 2003, James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro competed against 720 teams from 36 countries to win the infrastructure conversion project of the New York City High Line. More than half a decade later, the High Line’s transition to a public park is almost complete. On June 8th, architects, elected officials, and advocates watched as Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ceremonial red ribbon, officially announcing the opening of the first of three sections. The new park offers an alluring break from the chaotic city streets as users have an opportunity to experience an elevated space with uninterrupted views of the Hudson River and the city skyline.
The Highline – New York
Photography for James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects, and Friends of the High Line
See also: The New York Times – Walking the Highline by Nicolai Ouroussoff.
The High Line design team is led by landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations with architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro.