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Old Posted Jul 17, 2018, 10:33 AM
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the final section of the highline is taking shape. its the highline spur, which runs along now under the wing of the coach tower on w30th st and terminates over 10th av.

historically, it connected to the post office bldg back when it was in use.

after we saved it from demolition, the highline park plan for it underwent two changes prior to settling on its current final form.

first was the 2012 jeff koons train plan, to dangle a real locomotive engine over it.




next was the 2013 bowl plan, which proved to be too elaborate.




the final plan is much more conservative. it incorporates all the features people like about the highline park.




















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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 2:45 PM
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 7:50 PM
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That's ALOTTA TERRACOTTA! lol. I just ran by the Fitzroy this morning and it looks GOOD. Much better than these photos! You really don't get a sense of how well the copper window treatment compliments the green terracotta in the photos.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:41 PM
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Amazing! I think we have a new winner for “most authentic recreation of a prewar building” in NYC. Hopefully, with terra cotta coming back into widespread use, we’ll see a resurgence of prewar/art deco designs on even more projects to come.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2018, 6:32 AM
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^ yeah i would not have thought stern could be topped for neo-pre-war style, but i think you are right.

btw — the hudson valley company that made the terra cotta is also making it for one vanderbilt’s white facade and it looks good so far too.

also, not sure who is making it, but more green terra cotta to come supposedly with that tower downtown next to one manhattan square aka 227 cherry. edit: 247 cherry will be green glass not terra cotta — too tall for much of that i guess — oh well.

anyway, i love it — so lush — crafted facades instead of hanging glass curtains.

bring on more terra cotta and more neo-deco.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2018, 4:27 PM
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Wow - that's a new building? Not a renovation? Amazing. And people say we "can't" make ornate buildings anymore.
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here are a few rainy day views of it






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in the pouring rain --- the spur






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https://www.6sqft.com/the-high-line-...ewest-section/

The High Line Plinth will showcase public art as a gathering spot in the park’s newest section





DECEMBER 10, 2018
BY MICHELLE COHEN


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The Spur, the last section of the High Line, extending east along 30th Street and ending above 10th Avenue, is scheduled to open in 2019. Unlike other sections of the park which are more linear and perfect for strolling, this section will feature a large-scale plaza for public programming and art and areas for seating and gathering. Anchoring the new section will be the High Line Plinth. As Designboom reports, the Plinth will be one of the only sites in New York City with the purpose of featuring a rotating series of new contemporary public art commissions.

The concept was inspired by the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. Artists will have a unique platform for inspiring the public due to the scale and high visibility the new addition. Surrounded by open space with sweeping vistas all around, art pieces that are selected for the High Line Plinth will become part of the cityscape. Each work will remain in place for 18 months.

The inaugural High Line Plinth commission will be Simone Leigh’s “Brick House,” which will be unveiled at the opening of the Spur. The work was chosen by an international advisory committee of artists, curators, and art world professionals who submitted recommendations for artists who were then invited to submit a proposal. “Brick House” will remain on view through September 2020.


















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