An abandoned rail line has become an elevated park known as the High Line. Dense plantings at the southern end heighten the contrast with the old steel structure as well as with the cityscape. The Standard Hotel, one of three buildings that cross over the High Line, is on the right.
The High Line once stretched farther into lower Manhattan, often passing right through factories. That southernmost section was torn down in the 1960s, long before any thought of turning the line into a park.
A kiss is perhaps the only reason to miss the view over Tenth Avenue that the architects made one of the High Line park’s main focal points. Their design turned what could have been an ordinary bridge into a striking urban amphitheater, with wooden bleachers stepping down to a window right above the traffic.
The summer sky and a sundress brighten the shaded “slow stairs” of the High Line’s 14th Street entrance, which earned the nickname because of the extended platforms between flights.
The Caledonia, with its walls of glass, is one of many apartment houses newly constructed along the High Line.
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