This is the southernmost end of the park, facing the stairs at Gansevoort Street:
Two blocks north, at 14th Street, we have the area we call the Sundeck, where the path splits into upper and lower levels.
This is the lower passage. You can’t really tell in this picture, but that snow is about knee-high.
These are the benches on the Sundeck. Go ‘head! Lay out! Catch you some rays, dawlin’!
Another two blocks north, just past 16th Street, we have 10th Avenue Square, with a bleacher-seating section that overlooks 10th Avenue. Normally, it looks like this:
Now here’s what would happen if you looked at it from a different angle, and all those people turned to snow.
One weird thing? In the middle of the Overlook, with no footprints around it, was a little bear made of snow. When you look at the next three pictures, pretend like you’re Cameron looking at the face of the girl in the Seurat in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (Cue the instrumental of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.”)
Continuing north, at 19th Street, we’ll take a look backward…
… and forward.
20th Street is the northernmost point of the current configuration of the High Line. Befitting the urban environment, one of the views there is of a car park that stacks cars on top of each other.
At 20th, you can get a pretty good look at the first few blocks of the new section, which will open in late spring, or early summer, or whenever all this frigging snow manages to thaw the hell out.
And one last wistful look back, knowing we still have two months of winter and we’re just gonna have to do this again soon!
UPDATE: After the dig-out yesterday morning, there was a snow sculpture competition yesterday afternoon. Check out pics and video at the High Line blog. Snow, ice, so nice.