The High Line is a park built on an an old, elevated freight rail line above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Fantastic seating abounds.

So many of these seats are variations of the same motif—a bar that lifts out of the ground like a broken train track. From that idea the designers developed benches with and without backs or armrests; some with concrete, some purely wooden; all with exquisite metal details like jewelry in a Carlo Scarpa building.

The variations provide all sorts of seating dynamics for park-goers to take a break and enjoy the scenery, while visually connecting the long, narrow park to its details.

I’m a little bummed out that the park’s website’s design team page says nothing about the furniture design.

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  1. […] seating is used seating. This set of bleachers in the High Line Park is so well-loved during the day; and at night, the projector at the top of the stack shines movies […]

  2. […] fantastic contemporary and classic seating. This is their High Line location, that intersects the NYC High Line Park. These yellow tables and their benches were all made from a single sheet of steel. Love how they […]


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