Miracle Meanders Over Manhattan

 

Written by Susan Correa

Walking on the High Line Park was yet another first time experience provided by the art & eden team for the Camden St.School kids.  

As they congregated on the sunken overlook at 10th Avenue Square, they felt immediately connected to the expansive streetscape of urbanization while at the same moment, able to marvel at some of the parks natural wonders, catching glimpses of The High Line's most beautiful plants and vantage views.

Until recently the High Line was, an urban relic, a crumbling abandoned wasteland that most of the neighbors, couldn't wait to tear down as they had written it of as an eye sore, and a dead weight.

Public opinion was evidently wrong.

A decade later the High Line has been turned into one of the most innovative and inviting public spaces in New York City.The black steel columns that once supported  the abandoned train tracks, now holds up a unique park that is part promenade, part town square, part botanical garden.

Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River lies the Whitney Museum of American Art a pre eminent institution dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collections are arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world.

Our day ended with an activity and a tour of the Whitney museum.

 

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