much anticipated highline redevelopment in new york city’s meatpacking district. the design was created by new york based landscape architects james corner field operations and architects diller scofidio + renfro. the highline was first created in the 1930s as an elevated rail line and remained in use until the 1980s. after many years of sitting empty, the first section of the highline is now completely renovated and the second part will open 2010. throughout the strip of elevated terrain the architects also placed benches and other special areas for gathering. the new design features a winding pathway accompanied by wildlife on each side.