Once the trucking industry took over freight distribution, the High Line was abandoned. It was just recently turned into a public space including a walking path with gardens and seating as well as several meeting areas.
Last Thursday, my friend Elizabeth and I took a nice walk along the High Line. We saw some great street style -
Fashion Week extended its reach over to this cool area. We saw several photo shoots going on -
|Underneath the High Line|
Then, we noticed people setting up for a fashion show. From what I've read, it appears that it was Tommy Hilfiger's Men's collection showing in the High Line's Chelsea Market Passage. We saw models having their makeup applied -
Men moving staging equipment -
Then, there were the people waiting to get into the fashion show -
It is very New York to revitalize an area rather than tear it down. If you want to read more about the High Line, go here.