High Line: Quiet Or Crowded?

highlineabThe first phase of the High Line, a defunct railway in New York which has been transformed into a public park, running for now from Gansevoort Street in the meatpacking district to 20th Street, is due to open some time this month. The meandering path 30 feet above the street — with plantings and water areas designed by Field Operations, a landscape architecture company, and Diller Scofidio & Renfro, the architectural firm — will ultimately extend all the way to 34th Street. Looking at the picture above, and noticing once again the narrowness of this path, I can’t help but ask: on busy summer weekends, will anybody be able to stroll because of how packed the crowds will be?

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