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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)

High Line at the Rail Yards

Posted by Rob Alderson,

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.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.