Longtime plans to connect the High Line with Penn Station are starting to come to fruition.
Earlier this month, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled the High Line – Moynihan Connector, which would create a direct pedestrian link between the elevated linear park and the Moynihan Train Hall that debuted in January at the James A. Farley Building.
“The High Line’s connection to Moynihan Train Hall and other nearby attractions complements our investments in Midtown West, encourages better pedestrian access and provides New Yorkers with a truly one-of-a-kind experience,” said Governor Hochul.
The project, which is on pace for completion by Spring 2023, would run east-to-west along 30th Street before turning north at Dyer Avenue to feed into the central public space at Brookfield Properties' Manhattan West development. From there, pedestrian could continue toward 9th Avenue, and then to the Moynihan Train Hall on the opposite side of the street.
Designed by James Corner Field Operations and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the connector would include a pair of 600-foot-long bridges. The Woodlands Bridge, planned parallel 30th Street, would a green ribbon of trees. The Timber Bridge, a Warren truss, would run above Dyer Avenue into Magnolia Court at Manhattan West. Plans call for steel decking and bronze handrails on both structures.
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