NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday unveiled the official renderings for the “L”-shaped expansion of the High Line that will connect Manhattan’s elevated park to the Moynihan Train Hall.
The $50 million extension will bring two new, connecting “timber bridges” that link to the High Line’s 10th Avenue terminus to the midtown train hall. Renderings show wooden bridge arches and manicured, tree-lined paths.
One east-west bridge will extend the 1.45-mile High Line halfway over 30th Street — between 9th and 10th avenues — and another north-south bridge will connect the path across to 31st street.
Hochul in a statement said the project would improve pedestrian access between the rail hub and the park in a way that “improves quality of life, promotes economic growth, and helps secure a greener Empire State."
“Despite the challenges and difficulties presented by COVID-19, New York continues to get things done - building boldly and ambitiously to leave a lasting legacy for future New Yorkers," Governor Hochul said.