8. The Park’s Third Section Will Contain a Bird’s Nest Forest

Spur-High-Line-NYC-Untapped-Cities-Bhushan-Mondkar-0131Images via James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Landscape Architect James Corner of James Corner Field Operations and Architect Matthew Johnson of Diller Scofidio + Renfro presented their vision for a dramatic climax to the elevated park- an extraordinary, intimate, floating garden marking the northeast terminus of the High Line, dubbed as “the bowl.” Crowds later christened the project “the nest.”

The third section of the High Line was opened in 2014, but parts of it, especially toward the end, remain under construction. The nest will contain tiered seating and gardens all around its edges, immersing visitors in a natural forest right in the city.