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High Line  High Line NYC

An incredible 1.5 mile linear park in New York City's lower westside, above the city streets on the site of a former elevated rail line, opened in stages-- the first being in 2009.  Designed in collaboration with world famous landscape designer Piet Oudolf of the Netherlands, it incorporates a huge diversity of site-appropriate plants, including mass plantings, perennials, grasses, and native plants.  Design elements blend the natural with the man-made, incorporating elements and echos of the former railbed. There are several themed garden areas.  Learn more with map and visiting details on their website:

upper section--now

upper section--then, before renovation

coneflowers in upper section

linear beds echo the rail lines, lavender, grasses

former tracks, sunken seating area

upper curve with seating, feather reed grass, coneflowers massed

detail of track bed with native grasses and perennials

shade area with native shrubs, ferns, grasses, silver bugloss

catmint and grasses along central area walk

lawn, seating area

shaded woodland

detail of native perennial planting, orange Helen's flower

coneflowers massed in border

seating area, coralbells under trees, vines on backdrop trellis

lower section at Chelsea market, sidespur (planted)

water feature for walking

looking west across Hudson, bluestars along tracks

linear beds with birch, grasses, coneflowers, perennials

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