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Kinda an odd figure to see standing there.
I don't see what's odd about it. It's a piece of art.



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What a supremely good use of the spur - if only all the art they installed on the High Line could have such visual impact. Looking forward to seeing how they rotate the space and programming in future.
Yes, it is good use, and very visible in that location.



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Thomas Heatherwick Designs Bubble-Wrapped Condos to Saddle Up Next to the High Line






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so far 515 w18st looks like heatherwick is trolling us with a post war london apt building.
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Egads, that thing is hideous.
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^^^^ Both y'all trippin. This is a cool af tower. Looks like a remnant of old Europe, from an alternate cyber-punk reality.
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man, development has really killed the High Line! who wants to walk through a claustrophobia-inducing canyon of overpriced, poorly designed (largely empty) condos--for that matter who on earth wants to live tourist-eyeball-level on that stretch anyway?

it was for a very brief time a pleasant elevated park, now it is just a consumerist feeder tube into the glass shithole of HY
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man, development has really killed the High Line! who wants to walk through a claustrophobia-inducing canyon of overpriced, poorly designed (largely empty) condos--for that matter who on earth wants to live tourist-eyeball-level on that stretch anyway?

it was for a very brief time a pleasant elevated park, now it is just a consumerist feeder tube into the glass shithole of HY

yeah the majority of the day for sure.

however, it is still nice early or late in the day during the week.

also, i walked it home last night after work in between a little rain and had it to myself.
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^^ I wholeheartedly disagree. It is a diverse showcase of a unique cluster of architecture unlike anywhere else in the world. If you want shadowless park space, go to Sheep Meadow in Central Park or just about any other park in the USA. The High-Line is an incredibly unique experience, which just keeps getting better. Looking forward to my next visit there.
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man, development has really killed the High Line! who wants to walk through a claustrophobia-inducing canyon of overpriced, poorly designed (largely empty) condos--for that matter who on earth wants to live tourist-eyeball-level on that stretch anyway?

it was for a very brief time a pleasant elevated park, now it is just a consumerist feeder tube into the glass shithole of HY
If you expected empty lots, in the middle of residential zones, then your pessimism is clearly an emotional response, as opposed to one of logic and common sense. This is NYC, and you think these relatively short towers are oppressive? Have you been to any other part of NYC? Your response is baffling and... dumb.
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man, development has really killed the High Line! who wants to walk through a claustrophobia-inducing canyon of overpriced, poorly designed (largely empty) condos--for that matter who on earth wants to live tourist-eyeball-level on that stretch anyway?

it was for a very brief time a pleasant elevated park, now it is just a consumerist feeder tube into the glass shithole of HY
You do realize that was the whole point, right? In exchange for saving the High Line, the development rights were transferred to the adjacent lots, and those lots were intentionally zoned to create a canyon along the right-of way.

And, um, "who wants to walk there"? The problem with the High Line is it's too damn popular. You can't move.

Not sure why you think the residences are "poorly designed", as they're almost all extreme high end and probably the largest concentration of starchitecture on the planet. They also aren't "largely empty" and sell at crazy prices, indicating plenty of people desire such residences.

I'd live there in a second, but I can't afford it. And I'm pretty close to the 1%. Arguably the best K-12 private school in Manhattan is right there.
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^ and that school is quite a sight in and of itself. crazy limos, suvs, etc. and classic suited chauffeurs and nannies waiting out front at the end of the school day. and a block away a legion of opioid zombies staggering around. its really something else around there.
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You do realize that was the whole point, right? In exchange for saving the High Line, the development rights were transferred to the adjacent lots, and those lots were intentionally zoned to create a canyon along the right-of way.

And, um, "who wants to walk there"? The problem with the High Line is it's too damn popular. You can't move.


I never quite understand why people complain about the High Line, and the development around it. Do people really think that once torn down, the area was going to remain the same? Probably would have been rezoned for denser development. But such as it is, I think it's succeeded beyond anyone's expectations. I recently took a trip down Atlanta's Beltline, and on every side there is similar growth. Also, like the High Line, very crowded. That means people lije it, and want to be there. Same thing applies to the High Line. So whenever I hear or see those comments from people about it being an undesirable place/experience, my eyes roll back in my head a little. Does it get crowded? You bet. Does New York City get crowded? You betcha.
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