Rome wasn’t built in a day – but construction on an new Italian-style piazza at the end of the High Line will begin later this year.
DNAInfo reports that the NYC Parks Department plans to build a 4,500-square-foot open area that sits above 10th Avenue at 30th Street.
The plan includes an 420-foot long “flora-filled walkway” slated to run beneath an office building on the south side of Hudson Yards. It will include concession space and balconies overlooking the street.
“The passage would then turn into the Threshold, a tree-lined path that would lead to seating steps and the piazza,” DNAInfo says. The largest open space along the High Line, the piazza will include space for temporary art installations.
The $31 million plan was recently approved by the city’s Design Commission, and construction will begin in late 2016.