Walking The Highline

One of the best walks you can definitely have in New York City, no matter the year season…

The best architecture you can see from the New York’s Highline is, with no doubt, The Highline. For me, definitely one of the best (if not the best) architectural and urban intervention in this city in years.

The Highline starts, right next to the new Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum, in the most claimed, fancy and «in» district of Manhattan, The Meatpacking. The park, designed by the excellent studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, thought from the global concept through the last detail of every bench, pavement, fountain or water draining sewer, is an extremely smart, beautiful and useful example of a way to rethink and adapt an old infrastructure to become the newest attraction of the city.

The Highline is an urban and landscape path that takes you through some of the most interesting areas of the city, and helps you to enjoy both the views to the Hudson River from an elevated position and to get in touch and shake hands with some of the newest works in progress by architects such as Renzo Piano, Frank Ghery or Zaha Hadid.

This path if full of different points you find as you walk it (such as viewpoints, green zones, building underpasses converted in places for all kind of events, theaters and benches for relaxing and enjoying the city…) and ends up opening your view angle to the huge area of Hudson Yards, with all of enormous developments in progress.

You can walk it, you can have a lunch there, you can do an infinity of pictures,…or you can just seat or stay and enjoy this fantastic architectural work.


Mario Ferusic


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