Designing the High Line
Sponsor: Friends of the High Line
Type, Open, one-stage
Eligibility: Architects, Artists, Designers, Engineers, Landscape Architects, Planners, and Urban Designers are encouraged to participate, as are students in any of those disciplines.
Individual & Team Entries
$50: Registrations received by April 25, 2003
$100: Registrations between 26 Apr-16 May
(Schools may pay a per-studio fee and enter as many as 15 students)
$300: Studio registrations received by April 25, 2003
$450: Studio registrations between April 26 and May 16, 2003
25 April 2003 - Early registration deadline
16 May 2003 - Late registration deadline
23 May 2003 - Submission deadline
History and Challenge
The High Line is a 1.5 mile-long elevated rail line that runs from the Gansevoort Market to the Jacob Javits convention center along Manhattan’s west side. Constructed in the early 1930’s to carry freight, the line carried its last train some 20 years ago. Since then, the structure has sat dormant. The High Line is currently threatened with demolition; Friends of the High Line was established to identify an alternative resolution. Designing the High Line is an important step in that process. This competition seeks visionary proposals to re-use the High Line as a pedestrian promenade.
For specific information about competition requirements, fees, prizes, and schedules. visit the competition website at: