highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

aren’t these birdhouses urban wildlife habitat super cute ? i hope birds do know these are for them!

hello hello, happy sunday! today i am going to share pictures (bunch) about the BEAUTIFUL planting on highline. i have to say a good chunk of credits should go to planting design master piet oudolf in this well-received project. the selection of planting gives hihgline a all season interest – you can see the transformation of landscapes from spring to winter, blooming to dormant.

i LOVE especially what piet oudolf said once: brown is color,too.  yes, brown is color, too! people need to appreciate and explore the value of plants beyond its vibrant flowers. and i can’t agree more! yet as i know it’s hard for clients to buy in “brown is color too” concept. they want color in winter , like yellow, red, or green…anything but not brown. anyway, some photos shown here are from both first phase and second phase. enjoy!

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

look at these foxtail lilies!! aren’t they gorgeous? …and that kinked one. funny…

highline phase2 opening weekend

let’s head to phase two.

it was the first friday after the opening of second phase. as you can see, the highline was absolutely PACKED! people were everywhere, seriously, EVERYWHERE. I couldn’t take a still picture without 25 people in it. Unlike those taken by Iwan Baan.

the famous lawn. green green lawn.

highline phase2 opening weekend

the denari-building…

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

packed packed packed. the steel-grating catwalk is really fun.

highline phase2 opening weekend

compare to the phase one ornamental, sophisticated selection, the planting scheme of phase 2 is intended to introduce a more natural, restored landscape. which you will see many weedy-look plants along the cat-walk.

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

there was a temporary playground toward the end of phase 2, ( at west 29th street ) and a beer garden next to it, which explained why there was a long long line outside the blue&white stripes fence…

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

here is the end of phase 2, you can see the street underneath…

highline phase2 opening weekend

there are definitely many interesting details need to be explored by several visits… that said, i can’t wait to visit highline again!

ps. we saw at least 3 couples were taking wedding photos in that day… and more than 5 teams of fashion (bloggers?) shoots all over the highline… well, i have to agree highline is obviously the most stylish urban space i’ve ever seen…

highline phase2 opening weekend

highline phase2 opening weekend

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