Fourteen tons of steel were yanked off the High Line at 30th Street recently to make way for a new staircase and elevator at what will be the northernmost point of the promenade once Section 2 opens. This overhead shot of the "30th Street Spur" (the point where the trestle curves and wraps around the West Side Rail Yards) was taken by one of the High Line's structural engineers and posted on the High Line Blog. In an earlier item, the High Line Blog explained that, "Like the stairs at Gansevoort Street and 14th Street, the 30th Street stairs will cut through the structure, bringing visitors face-to-face with the High Line’s steel beams and rivets." Rendering please!
There it is, in all its James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro glory. We're glad to see that the green elevator tinting is becoming the High Line standard. It makes taxis look all crazy!
· 30th Street Access Point: Cutting Complete! [High Line Blog]
· High Line Spy Shots Show New Section Not Yet in Bloom [Curbed]