ZinCo USA is happy to report their green roof drainage system on one of the most exciting projects in the world today: the High Line, NYC

The High Line is located on Manhattan’s West Side, running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th street.

The High Line will be a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen. It features an integrated landscape, designed by landscape architects James Corner Field Operations, with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, combining meandering concrete pathways with naturalistic plantings. Fixed and movable seating, lighting, and special features are also included in the park.

Access points from street level will be located every two to three blocks. Many of these access points will include elevators, and all will include stairs.

The High Line is exactly the kind of green roof project that can open the eyes of the populace to the endless possibilities of green roofs. The exceptional way that the High Line seamlessly integrates vegetation with hardscape, transforming the previously unusable space into publicly accessible recreational and functional space, all in one of the most densely populated areas in the US, will no doubt inspire many more landscape transformations of its kind.

With the ZinCo USA products at the core of the High Line’s realization, ZinCo USA was proud to offer our nearly 50 years of green roof design and implementation experience to the diverse and varied experts that are responsible for the successful completion of the project thus far.

It’s with these kinds of carefully selected teams that projects like the High Line become possible. And with similar high standards for success and excellence, green roof projects like the High Line will be the future of our cities transformations both domestically and abroad.