Credit: Timothy Schenck

High Line Maintenance & Operations Facility

The new High Line Maintenance & Operations Facility serves a critical role in the upkeep and operation of New York City’s celebrated park; its design responds to the unique physical characteristics of the High Line and the surrounding Meatpacking District.

Working in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, BBB served as Executive Architect for a new 4-story Maintenance & Operations Facility at the southern end of New York City’s High Line. The new facility is essential in ensuring that the park remains in first-rate condition, providing street and park-level access for maintenance vehicles, equipment, and trash collection. Inspired by the robust structure of the elevated former freight railway, the building’s structural system is exposed on the exterior of the building. The materials—painted steel, dark brick, and multi-paned windows—express the historically industrial character of the surrounding Meatpacking District. In addition to providing offices for 70 staff members, a security command center, volunteer facilities and a street-level restaurant, the building also provides public amenities including park-level restrooms and an educational meeting space.

 

Client

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; Friends of the High Line

Location

New York, NY

Size

22,000 SF

Completed

2014

Certification

Targeted LEED Silver

People

AIA, LEED AP
Associate
AIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate
AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Partner