The Beauty of the High Line in January
January 27, 2013
Walking the High Line
One of the top highlights of my first trip to New York City was walking the High Line, an elevated park built on an old railway. It’s currently about 1.45 miles in length. We walked the entire line, from the southern entrance in the Meatpacking District to its current terminus on 34th Street. I wish I could return in each of the four seasons because as lovely as the park is in the cold of January, it must be even more vibrant in spring, summer, and fall.
History of the High Line
Let me take you on a virtual tour.
Steps up to the park from Gansevoort — a study in grays
Protecting a piece of art from the winter chill!
The High Line is dotted with many benches and plantings
Diane Von Furstenberg building next to the High Line
700 panes of colored glass — art installation called The River that Flows Both Ways by Spencer Finch
Huge glass window over a busy NYC street
First view of IAC Headquarters building designed by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry’s IAC Building along High Line
Lights glow in the windows
Art installation called Broken Bridge II by El Anatsui
Wall art viewed from the High Line
Window overlooking the High Line
Nearby wall art seen from High Line
Benches with lighting near 34th St on the High Line
And here are some of the plants, trees, and flowers along the High Line in winter:
Jelena witch hazel