Location
30th Street & 10th Avenue to 34th Street & 11th Avenue

Completion
2014

Client
New York City Economic Development Corporation

Square Footage
76,500 SF

Lead/Landscape Architect
James Corner Field Operations

Architect
Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Project Executive
Paul Haydon

The High Line - Section 3 / Phase 1

Sciame was the Construction Manager responsible for the third and final section of the High Line. The Eastern Rail Yard of the High Line runs from 10th Avenue to just beyond 11th Avenue. It is an expansion of the previous phases and will extend the precast concrete planking, seating elements, metal railings and planting beds filled with grasses, flowers and plants – the elements that define the High Line.

In addition, Eastern Rail Yards features a Beam Exploration Area where the concrete decking is removed which allows visitors to walk and interact within the structural steel elements. The 11th Avenue Bridge ramps up about two feet allowing elevated views up and down 11th Avenue, and a Grasslands Grove area features special plantings.

The Western Rail Yards, beginning just West of 11th Avenue, preserves the existing self-seeded landscape and allows visitors the opportunity of a direct experience of the grass and wildflowers that inspired the saving of this iconic park.

Project Awards

Landscape/Urban Development
Award for Outstanding Public Space Project