The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public "park in the sky" that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space—and become one of the most beloved and visited destinations in New York City.
The first full documentation that visually charts the journey of this global landmark from the designer’s point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction.
The book mirrors the architecture and composition of the park through its large landscape format with foldouts, surprising packaging and inserts. More than a visual masterpiece – its seven chapters are well-organized, legible, comprehensive and accessible. Detailed, obsessive, quirky, compelling, and beautiful, the book captures the essence of the High Line.
James Corner Field Operations is the recipient of the 2010 National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Diller Scofidio + Renfro is the recipient of the 2005 National Design Award for Architecture.