I've been able to visit the Highline three times since the first third of it opened in June. The section of the Highline that opened runs half a mile, from Gansevoort to 20th Street, winding over Tenth Avenue and passing beneath the new Standard Hotel and through the Chelsea Market Building. This innovative new public park is exactly 6.7 times more brilliant and awe-inspiring than I thought it would be. I look forward to many, many more walks.
Besides the Highline, Diller Scofidio + Renfro are busy renovating Lincoln Center, dramatically reshaping public space on the west side. Visit their beautifully interactive website for information and photos on these and other projects.
More pictures after the jump.