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“Sleepwalker” on the High Line

"Sleepwalker" ( (Tony Matelli 2014)
“Sleepwalker” ( (Tony Matelli 2014)

“Sleepwalker” (Tony Matalli 2014) is one of numerous art installations on the innovative New York High Line park. My love affair with the High Line goes back to its opening in 2009.

High Line, NYC
High Line, NYC

Now at its full one and a half mile length, the multi dimensional brainchild of designer Diane Von Furstenberg has set a new standard for urban reuse. Anchored by the famed Whitney Museum on the north end and the vibrant Chelsea Market to the south, the thin strip of re-purposed elevated train trestle that is the High Line teems with gardens, art and people relaxing.

 

 

High Line entrance at Gansevoort and Washington Street (Whitney Museum)
High Line entrance at Gansevoort and Washington Street (Whitney Museum)

Although its success has drawn condo and commercial developers, at least many of the new buildings show hints of imagination. As a destination in its own right, the High Line deserves its success.

One of several High Line sitting areas to observe life in lower Manhattan
One of several High Line sitting areas to observe life in lower Manhattan
High Line, NYC
High Line, NYC
West Village from the High Line, NYC
West Village from the High Line, NYC

 

garden in original rail tracks of the High Line
garden in original rail tracks of the High Line
The Swan, High Line, NYC (Matt Johnson 2016)
The Swan, High Line, NYC (Matt Johnson 2016)

Now take a risk??

"Nude Sunbathers," Kathryn Andrews 2016 (note: soft mist of cool water comes out from jets on the wall)
“Nude Sunbathers,” Kathryn Andrews 2016 (note: soft mist of cool water comes out from jets on the wall)

 

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