The High Line: More Green in New York City.

scenes from the high line, new york city.

I was in New York recently and got to visit The High Line, which is a new park that was converted from 1.45 miles of elevated railroad tracks on the West Side of Manhattan. When I first stepped into the park, I was a bit amazed. There were benches, greenery and art all around. In some areas of The High Line, there were even chairs for a bit of sunbathing.

scenes from the high line, new york city.

Halfway down the first section of the park (the second section is due to open sometime in 2010), there is a sitting area with large windows that form a lookout onto 10th Avenue traffic. Who knew that traffic could actually be a view?

scenes from the high line, new york city.

There are also passages along The High Line that is dedicated to public art. Here is an example of that – “The River That Flows Both Ways” by Spencer Finch. Not sure if there is any artistic significance to the chairs, but they just looked good to me so I had to take a photo.

scenes from the high line, new york city.

scenes from the high line, new york city.

Do click on the links below for more about the design of The High Line. There is also a link to the map, which includes an interactive tour of the park with details on the features. Enjoy!

Hello Kitty Live: New York City.

hello kitty by tom sachs at the lever house, nyc.

So this past weekend I finally found the time to get myself over to NYC. The main purpose was really to see a good friend of mine, but I found a few hours to roam around the city. One of the things that I had to see for myself was the Tom Sachs’ Hello Kitty installation at The Lever House. I wrote about this a while back when I read the first reports from Wallpaper*. But here are some pictures that I’d like to share. In the “gallery” section, you will also find other random pictures that I took during the trip. Enjoy.

hello kitty by tom sachs at the lever house, nyc.

my melody by tom sachs at the lever house, nyc.

Working on another post on Corian, as well as the London Festival of Architecture. I’ll be quite busy for the rest of the week…

new york city subway at union square.

a view of the new york city subway.