Before I tell you about all the cool things for the table that I have seen over the last few day, I have to share with you this wonderful little piece of NYC that was brought to my attention by a NYC friend (Thanks Chuck). The High Line Park is located on Manhattan's West Side, running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th and 11 Avenues.
The High Line was originally constructed in 1930 as part of a public/private project call the West Side Improvement. It lifted dangerous freight cars, 30 feet in the air, removing them off the streets of the city. No trains had run on the High Line since 1980 and in 1999, when the structure was under threat of demolition, a community-based non-profit group was formed. "Friends of The High Line" worked in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the historic structure and turned it into an elevated public park.....or Green Art (it truly is a piece of art work).
Here are some of the photos I took.... try to visit and be inspired by what dedicated and creative people can do to preserve our history and beautify our cities.
Now On View or should we say for your hearing pleasure......and it is amazing!
|The Standard Hotel at Night|
|The lighting throughout the gardens at night was fabulous!|
|The benches reminiscent of the tracks...|
|Placement of chairs throughout the park....to sit and enjoy!|
|Table and chairs to sit and dine and listen to "A Bell Every Minute".|
|The Viewing Station:|
Richard Galpin has created a 'viewing station' through which park visitors experience an altered, abstracted view from the High Line. Read more.