New York City's 1.45-mile High Line, an elevated park over an old rail line, will soon have a 4,500-square-foot piazza, according to DNAinfo.

The piazza will take up the space of a currently unused section of the park, in order to allow for art programs, public events, a concession stand, temporary art installations, and balconies. 

The new piazza will be above 10th Avenue at 30th street, and will encompass the largest open area of the High Line. 

Though the plans initially included a bowl-shaped garden, the need for a space for public events became more of a necessity than the added greenery, leading to the creation of the piazza. 

These new plans for a piazza were approved by the Design Commission, giving the Parks Department the go ahead to start the construction of the piazza in late 2016. 

The Parks Department has around $31 million remaining in their funding for the park to complete this final stage, though the total price of the project is unknown

Check out some renderings of the new plans below.


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