After 10 years of struggle, planning, fund raising, design and construction, the High Line - a linear park on an abandoned elevated railroad viaduct in New York City - opens to the public today. WNYC radio reports much concern over how to deal with the crowds expected. Here is a link to a limited, though interesting 360 degree view in today's New York Times. The New York Times article, which is amazingly unsatisfying to me, is here. It does contain a slide show and a short video that give you a feeling for what the new park is like.
WNYC radio has this report and slide show on its blog.
With planting design by Piet Oudolf and landscape design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, this new park is unique in the U.S. I can't wait to visit, but I think I'll do that after the need for crowd control has passed.
You can see my earlier post on the history of the High Line project here.
I'm sure beautiful photographic spreads are planned for the coming months, but for now, this is the "news."
Photo: New York Times