The HighLine is a 1.5-mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroadstretching from the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Rail Yards in Manhattan. Inspired bythe melancholic, unruly beauty of this postindustrial ruin, where nature hasreclaimed a once vital piece of urban infrastructure, the new park interpretsits inheritance. It translates the biodiversity that took root after it fellinto ruin in a string of site-specific urban microclimates along the stretch ofrailway that include sunny, shady, wet, dry, windy, and sheltered spaces. By Diller Scofidio + Renfro
The outlines of the people in Matthew Pillsbury’s images seem to be ghostly memories or distant shadows. Crowds rolling through museums, passing art, pausing for a moment and hurrying on. It almost seems as if the photographer unceremoniously turned the tables.