Week of Walks #7: The High Line

High Line

You want to know something amazing? The entire Week of Walks we had a few sprinkles here and there, but it never actually rained while any walks were in progress. And on the day with the worst possible forecast (the Yankees game was rained out later that night) we actually lucked out the most. It must have been the GOOD-sponsored vibes of the High Line.

Standard

In addition to gawking at the amazing architecture and landscape design of the reclaimed elevated railway that’s now New York’s most popular park, we checked out the many developments springing up around the High Line, including the straddling Standard Hotel by Polshek Partnership and the “melting ice cube” of Frank Gehry’s InterActiveCorp Building.

Looking East

Here we’re looking east at the development on 17th Street. We were lucky enough to be joined by the lovely Julia Boyer, from Friends of the High Line, who filled us in on how the High Line has evolved since opening to record-breaking crowds this summer.

Jean Nouvel

A truly beautiful shot of the Jean Nouvel-designed 100 Eleventh Avenue, with its windows set at so many different angles that they each look like they’re a different color.

Walks!

Finally, we wandered into the Chelsea Market where, of course, there was gelato from the adorable L’Arte del Gelato. The final gelato of the week! It brought a little tear to my eye (or maybe it was the spicy chocolate). Anyway, thanks to everyone who joined us. And thanks to Keith Scharwath for taking today’s photos.

Thanks to everyone who braved the rainy forecast, or brisk temperatures, or early hours to walk with me this week in New York. You can check out all the Week of Walks recaps as well as more photos. And don’t forget to buy a copy of City Walks Architecture: New York! I hope to see you all on the streets again very soon!

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