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Rail Track Walk (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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30th Street Passage (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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11th Avenue Access (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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Children’s Play Beams (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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“Peel-Up” Design Elements (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards – View One (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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nterim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards – View Three (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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Interim Walkway at the Western Rail Yards – View Two (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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10th Avenue Spur – Option 1 (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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10th Avenue Spur – Option 2 (James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of the City of New York and Friends of the High Line)

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High Line at the Rail Yards Context Map Detail (Image from Google Maps. Courtesy of Friends of the High Line)

Work / Architecture

High Line at the Rail Yards

Anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of strolling down the High Line – New York’s remarkable urban park built on the city’s disused raised railway tracks – will be excited to see these newly-unveiled plans for its extension. Snaking round the Rail Yards district, these initial designs show how the wildly-popular project could evolve, mixing the best of the existing features (like the peel-up furniture) with new touches like an in-built kids’ playground. The estimated cost of the third phase is $90 million dollars with a major fundraising campaign underway, with a projected public opening set for spring 2014. We can’t wait.