Phase 1 of the High Line Park opened yesterday, and made quite a first impression. Said the NYT about the space (designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio & Renfro):
"I was overjoyed this weekend when I climbed the stairs at Gansevoort Street, entered the new city park and felt an immediate sense of calm. [...] [It is] a series of low scruffy gardens, punctuated by a fountain and a few quiet lounge areas, that unfold in a lyrical narrative and seem to float above the noise and congestion below. It is one of the most thoughtful, sensitively designed public spaces built in New York in years."