The pot at the end of High Line's rainbow contains more than Tom Colicchio and inflatable bouncy worms: next week, an 8,000 square foot roller rink debuts at the end of Section 2 at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
High Line architect duo James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the skating rink for a mere $100K with input from HWKN, a firm who had previously collab'ed on the lot's insane yet magical "Rainbow City" installation.
HWKN partner Matthias Hollwich, who worked for Diller Scofidio before the +Renfro, tells us:
"Working on a project like this is a thrill. The agenda to turn pop-up spaces into civic spaces is one that we were eager to pursue. The new roller skating rink with its jewel cubes bring architecture into the lives of New Yorkers everywhere and activate the forgotten corners of the city." Lot owners The Related Companies and Abington Properties have donated the space free-of-charge to the High Line through September 26. We're taking bets now on what primetime real estate ends up thereafter: Zaha! You want in on this?
· High Line on a Roll [WSJ]
· High Line Roller Rink [Eater NY]