Aerial View, from West 21st Street, looking south along 10th Avenue toward the Hudson River.
The High Line, a public park created on an abandoned elevated railroad track that runs through the lower west side of Manhattan, has been an extremely successful public project. The park was designed by the New York-based landscape firm of James Corner Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with the garden design by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf.
The second part (of three) of the High Line garden opened June 8, 2011, bringing the completed garden to a mile long. The garden is free and open to the public.
Photographs and captions courtesy of Friends of the High Line.