The High Line – Moynihan Connector, a new elevated pathway, is part of a longstanding vision to create safer, more enjoyable pedestrian access, connect people to transit, and seamlessly link public open spaces and other community assets.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Field Operations, the Connector creates an episodic journey through Midtown West with the addition of two new bridges that connect the High Line at 30th Street with the Moynihan Train Hall through Brookfield Properties’ Manhattan West and its public plaza. Introducing the immersive landscape of the High Line, the Woodland Bridge that runs above 30th Street features deep and continuous soil beds built into the structure, supporting a lush landscape inspired by Eastern Deciduous Forests and connecting with the original High Line structure. The Timber Bridge, a glulam Warren truss made from sustainably sourced wood runs the length of Dyer Ave to connect Magnolia Court in Manhattan West Plaza with the Woodland Bridge.

The creative design collaboration between SOM and Field Operations, under the leadership of Empire State Development, Brookfield Properties, and Friends of the High Line, led to the Connector’s strikingly original and unique character.

Photography by Andrew Frasz.