The High Line

The High Line is a 1.5-mile-long historic elevated rail structure on the West Side of Manhattan. Friends of the High Line, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1999 to save the historic structure from demolition and transform it into a public park. The first section of the High Line, between Gansevoort Street and West 20th Street, opened in June 2009. The High Line is owned by the City of New York and under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

The High Line was originally built to lift dangerous freight trains off the streets of the West Side. It ran through many industrial buildings, delivering goods to third-storey platforms. The Chelsea Market building, originally a National Biscuit Company factory, includes a semi-enclosed loading dock space through which trains once ran. This cavernous industrial space, one of the most dramatic locations on the High Line, is where Finch’s work will be located.

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