High Line Competition

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The High Line, an elevated rail structure running from 34th Street to Gansevoort Street along the far west side of Manhattan in New York City, New York, is approximately 1.45 miles long and runs approximately 29ft. above the ground. The concept for this proposal is to redevelop the site through creative functional solutions creating an eco-corridor that recognizes the layers of existing life and materials as they have built up in the city whilst adding a flexible modular system incorporating varying useful and visually provocative program elements. The idea is to highlight the incremental nature of the line and its universal completeness simultaneously, connecting interstitially to the ground at key urban moments that then organically articulate the corners and layers on the ground to intensify the landscaped_urban realm. The concept includes an extreme urban pasture zone on the northern edge in an effort to break through the resolute urban fabric exposing a dense vertical landscaped environment of towers and residential development for future growth.

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