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."

Alternate High Line Proposal from 2003
Alternate High Line Proposal from 2003
Photo: High Line
Photo: High Line
Photo: High Line
Photo: High Line
Photo: High Line
Photo: High Line
Photo: High Line

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