Designs for the first phase of the High Line, a new urban park in Manhattan built on an old elevated freight rail viaduct, were announced today (see previous post).
Here is a link to the latest New York Times article. Though Piet Oudolf isn't mentioned, he is responsible for planting designs in (on?) the new park. If you know his plantings in Battery Park around the southern tip of Manhattan, you can see a resemblance between his containerized plantings at Battery Park and the plantings designed for the High Line. Both are essentially plants in containers - very large containers to be sure.
The New York Times also provides a brief slide show of the first phase design.
Photo: Design by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Courtesy of City of New York.