The High Line is finally done! The third and final phase of the elevated park was officially opened on Saturday at a ceremony held near its south end directly above West 31st Street. A long procession of colorfully-dressed volunteers, community members, and people otherwise associated with the High Line’s development—ranging from design firm employees to local LGBT groups (including the ever-entertaining Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band)—marched down the length of the existing High Line bearing flags and giant puppets. Phase Three stretches from the High Line’s previous northern terminus above West 30th Street and Tenth Avenue, along Twelfth Avenue overlooking the Hudson River and Penn Station’s West Side Yard (read: lots of LIRR trains), to West 34th Street across from the Javits Center. The 34th Street entrance is the first and only grade-level, non-elevated entry into the park.
Many photos are at the link.