In its own respect, the High Line is its own incredibly creative public work. It is a park built on the abandoned elevated freight train rail line above the streets in the Lower West Side and Chelsea. The rail line was going to be demolished in 1999, but was taken over by community residents who fought for its preservation and have transformed it into a beautifully designed public space almost 1.5 miles long.
In addition to being a super cool place to go for a scenic walk of the city, the High Line began commissioning site specific installations, murals, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and billboard art. Many different works can be seen all along the park, making the High Line an even more beautiful and fun public space than it already was. Go take a walk on the High Line and snap a pic with Artsnapper of all the art you see! Check out some of the the amazing public Art
Amazing Public Art at the Hight Line
Title: Inside Out Project
Location: High Line (10th Ave.) at 30th St.
Title: High Line Zoo
Artist: Jordan Betten
Location: High Line (10th Ave.) between 27th and 28th St.
Title: Urban Rattle
Artist: Charles Hewitt
Location: High Line (10th Ave.) between 22nd and 23rd St.
Title: The River That Flows Both Ways
Artist: Spencer Finch
Location: Between Ganservoort and West 20th Street
Artist: Carol Bove
Location: 30th and 34th
Available: May 16, 2013 – May 2014
Title: Broken Bridge II
Artist: El Anatsui
Location: West 21st and West 22nd Streets
Available: November 21, 2012 – September 2013
To check out more public art along the High Line check out this map. What do you think of the amazing public art at the High Line? What other places do you recommend where people can find amazing public art?
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