Friends of the High Line Shares Bizarre Public Designs for Elevated Platform Before it Was The High Line

The High Line is such an iconic piece of Chelsea that we forget it is only about a decade old.

To celebrate Back to the Future Day yesterday, the organization behind the park released a few designs from 2003 that were not selected, some of them quite bizarre.

To celebrate this hallowed holiday, Back to the Future Day, we’d like to look back into the future once imagined for the High Line. In 2003, Friends of the High Line asked the public to envision the future of the then-abandoned and overgrown railway running through Manhattan’s West Side in an open “ideas competition.”

via High Line

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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