Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Modern Buildings and Apartments, which got me thinking about the last time I was in New York City. It was in March 2018 and I’d had the day to explore. I decided to visit the High Line which would take me through Chelsea to the Hudson Yards
The High Line is an elevated pathway built on an old railway viaduct in west Manhattan. It’s described as a
“… 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. … (Its design draws) from multiple disciplines which include landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology. Since opening in 2009, the High Line has become an icon of contemporary landscape architecture.“‘High Line’. Wikipedia, 13 August 2020
Along the 2.33 km walk are views of Manhattan’s urban landscapes. Towering skyscrapers, avant-garde architecture, old and new buildings. Since it’s opening in 2009 real estate value for apartments close to the park have climbed.
For $6 million dollars you can get a home ten meters away from a pathway sporting twenty thousand pedestrians a day.
For even more, you can watch the pedestrians from your luxurious glass enclosed bathroom and bathtub. It is a room with a view. The question is, who’s viewing who?
New York City, USA.