ArchitectDiller Scoffidio + Renfro / James Corner Field Operations / Piet Oudolf
The High Line, a public park constructed on an elevated stretch of abandoned railroad in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, has transformed an area once blighted by aging unutilized infrastructure into a popular public destination. The 1.5 mile (2.4 km) stretch is unified by a cohesive materials palette, yet incorporates numerous unique conditions and continuously transitions between different zones of prescribed and un-prescribed spaces and new and existing materials. In certain zones along this transitioning sequence, glass balustrades and large glass panels are used. The structural glass balustrades feature stainless steel trim caps and the large monolithic frameless glass panels are used at locations framing views out to the street and city. Front collaborated on the design for the glass balustrades and vision panels during design development.