A few months back (September 21 to be exact) the northern most section of the High Line was opened. This completed the park and let it stretch up to the Jacob Javits Center. This means that the High Line itself stretches from 34th street in the north down to Gansevoort street in the south. I walked over from an audition to check out the newly opened section and entered through the 26th street entrance. It isn’t fully completed, but it’s open and you can get an idea of the possibilities for the area. Unfortunately, it ends on 34th street where there are all of the Megabuses with massive lines and crowds. So that part is a nuisance.
My entrance staircase.
Coming up on the new section.
The new section begins under a building that has been under construction since the first section opened.
Looks like there are going to be some stores added into this section.
The old tracks look nice and work as paths.
Lots of the High Line style benches.
Benches, benches, so many benches.
Not much protection from the sun here. Also a bridge of sorts.
Looks like the start of a garden area.
I have no idea what this is.
Another section not done yet (they were actually working on it while I was there).
Looking into the train yard below.
This could use some work.
Either an attractive ruin or an eyesore. Opinions vary.
Wooden benches and very harsh sunlight as we approach the Hudson.
Made it to the Hudson and the West Side Hwy.
Another interesting wooden bench set up.
This section to the west of the train yard had a high fence for some reason, unlike the rest of the extension.
Interesting steel work and the Intrepid way off in the distance.
It’s the final curve as we come to the Javits Center.
And we made it to the end.
A map of the whole line, including various entrances.
Next week: The only place in Central Park I had never been to: Fort Clinton.