High Line in New York
Text: Peter Popp
How do concrete planks, gravel beds, wooden benches and Corten steel fit in the master plan of the newly designed High-Line Park in New York? To find out have a look at our new film as a foretaste of the corresponding report in DETAIL English Edition 6/2009.
Long concrete planks form a path over the entire length of the park. The uneven ends of the slabs merge into gravel beds or dovetail into reinstalled rails. The path meanders gently back and forth on the 10- to 20-metre-wide trace. Slight upstands on the slab edges mark the boundaries of the grass- and woodlands, making the selectively placed mini-railings seem redundant. Other beds are framed by Corten steel, which is also used in some of the accesses. In various places, prefabricated parts in the slabs interlock with wooden benches.
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
Landscape architects: James Corner Field Operations, New York
Soundless; Runtime: 5 min.
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