2. Old Tree at the High Line Plinth

Old Tree public art sculpture on the High Line
Image Courtesy of the High Line

A 25-foot tall bare, blazing red and pink tree will sprout from the High Line this May. Opening on May 8th, Old Tree is the third Plinth sculpture to grace The Spur section of the elevated park. The new sculpture by Swiss artist Pamela Rosenkranz overlooks 10th Avenue and West 30th Street.

The vibrant structure resembles the branching systems of the human body like blood vessels, “inviting viewers to consider the indivisible connection between our own lives and the plants around us.” The bright color strikingly contrasts the surrounding blue, brown, and gray buildings of the streetscape.