Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DTD Update: What's Up With The High Line?

Section 1 of the High Line is the oldest section and is located adjacent the new Starbucks on the West Side near Pleasure Island Bridge No. 5.  It's the only curved section and it is fully operational as a decoration and shade producer.
The most interesting piece of High Line is this long straight Section 2 adjacent to Exposition Park aka the Food Truck Park.

When it first opened they had numerous benches under it but these have been removed in favor of seating on the planter walls.

Concept art originally showed stairs and an elevator to access the top of this section.  Rumor had it that the access got axed but if that's the case, why do they still have this piece of concept art displayed in at least two places showing guests up there?  Could this actually still be coming?

Section 3 of the High Line is located between Bongo's and Splitsville and it's still not finished.  It's yet to be decorated and as we see here, lots of work taking place at ground level.  And that's your High Line update!


Anonymous said...

It's so you can go up there and search far and wide for nightlife!

Jeff - Gainesville said...

That particular stretch there in photo #2 is the WORST on crowded days. Why on Earth would they then limit the flow? No sure I'm following or liking the logic with this part of the Disney Springs project..... Guess we'll have to see how it goes.

FN said...

Wouldn't it be great if we were to learn that access to the highline upper levels was cancelled due to fears of potential issues from guests partying late at night from clubs and nightlife?

KingBob said...

Jeff, the High Line takes up space that was formally there. It's possible to walk under the High Line area but people generally don't. So it has gotten narrower.

FN, not sure what the fears or code issues were that led to cancellation of using the upper deck, if it's actually cancelled. No doubt someone could fall off or throw drinks down but gee, that could happen anywhere in DTD that has an upper deck. So I'm not sure what's up.