High Line New York

8 September, 2009

Spencer Finch, The River That Runs Both Ways

PROJECT High Line
LOCATION New York, USA
ARTIST Spencer Finch
ARTWORK The River That Runs Both Ways
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Field Operations
ARCHITECTS Diller Scofi dio + Renfro
LIGHTING CONSULTANTS L’Observatoire International
ART CONSULTANTS Creative Time
YEAR 2009 (Phase I) with projected completion 2010

Built in the 1930s, the High Line was erected to ease the congestion between freight and pedestrian transport along New York City’s Westside. It stands 30 feet in the air and has just been reclaimed into a public park after over 25 years of disuse.

Landscape Architects Field Operations with architects Diller Scofi dio+ Renfro create a spectacular elevated park honoring the railway’s past and provide residents and visitors a unique setting to lounge and view the happening of lower Manhattan’s street life. Importantly, the project honors is setting-running through one of NYC’s most prominent arts corridors-and established a vibrant public art program creating a rotating site-specific installation series.

http://www.thehighline.org/

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