Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 69

GARDENS Garden in the Sky phase followed in 2011. A third and final section, The High Line at the Rail Yards, will extend the line to 34th Street. The plans for the latest design feature, a large bowl-shaped structure containing gardens and a sunken plaza was unveiled in early November. This will be located at the Spur at 10th and 30th Streets. The park was a collaboration among James Corner Field Operations landscape architects; architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro; and planting designer Piet Oudolf. They created large spaces for gathering, such as the 10th Avenue Square, and small spaces for intimate conversations. I visited the High Line on a Tuesday in October. It was packed with residents and tourists alike who were enjoying the sunny day, eating their lunch and exploring the beauty. Walk the entire park and you will see extraordinary views of the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. Start at the Gansevoort Stair and experience the gradual transition from the honking taxis to the park’s serene landscape. The Gansevoort Woodland includes a grove of gray birch and the serviceberry trees provide visitors immediate greenery and shade. Gansevoort Slow Stair, corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street. © Iwan Baan, 2009. BOTTOM Hydrangea paniculata. TOP DECEMBER ?????((??((0