After a decade of advocacy campaigning to save the original rail structure, the High-Line opened its final section called The Spur. Located between 30th & 10th Ave, in 1943 the Spur was built to connect with the UPS Morgan Processing and Distribution Center to allow freight trains to carry mail and packages from upper-floor loading docks according the High Line’s twitter account.
The Spur is a 420-foot section designed by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Planting Designer Piet Oudolf. The space was designed to create moments interactions between people and with the surroundings. It is known as the widest open space of the High Line, on the large deck is a 16- foot-tall bronze bust bust of a black woman created by Simone Leigh. The space has the largest gardens in the park, 60-foot-tall cathedral ceilings in the coach passage entranceway, and an open space for public programming.
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WHAT: THE SPUR. The third and last leg of the High Line is now open! The opening marks the completion of the wildly popular elevated park. The Spur, at the intersections of 10th Avenue and 30th Street, carries the same vibe as the rest of the High Line, but with some differences: Not only does it have panoramic views of 10th Avenue and 30th Street, it also has the largest gardens in the entire park, 60-foot-tall cathedral ceilings in the Coach Passage entranceway, open space for expanded public programming – including the Plinth — a space for showcasing artworK . WHO: Seen here: Simone Leigh’s Brick House, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze bust sculpture. Amazing capture by 📷: @ohnaira . WHERE: New Highline section extends over 10th Avenue at 30th Street . WHEN: The Highline is open 7am – 11pm daily . FEED INSPIRATION: #highline #thespur #simoneleigh . . . . . #FOMOfeed #thehighline #highline #publicart #Nycart #nyc #neworkcity @highlineartnyc
“The Tilt” is a section of the Spur that will have the largest trees within the entire park, the goal is to form a natural canopy over the walkway after the trees leaf and grow. The walkway is known as “The Threshold”, it leads into an open space with ample teak-wood seating which also doubles as a staging area. The stairs are the perfect area for park-goers, sunbathers, lunch breaks, and even resting after a walk on the High Line.
The High Line has become an immensely popular tourist location since its opening in April of 2006. Already attracting nearly 8 million people every single year, the Spur will be a center of attraction due to its art and culture events, it is also the last section to be added to this New York City Jewel.