Talk of architect Steven Holl's new tower for the 30th Street spur of the High Line got us wondering about progress on the World's Greatest Urban Planning Project. Lo, an email from Friends of the High Line lands in our inbox with this construction update: "In August, the City's contractors will begin to tear down the portion of the out-of-use meat processing plant at 820 Washington Street (above left). This area under the High Line, at the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, will ultimately be used for the southernmost public entrance to the High Line, with an open public plaza at street level at the corner (above right)." Further, the FoH site touts that the project as a whole is "on time and on budget." This shit just keeps getting crazier, eh?
· High Line Construction Update [Friends of the High Line, last item]
· High Line Construction Chronicles: Caladonia Looming [Curbed]