Friends of the Highline

The High Line, a 1.5-mile-long elevated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, was constructed in the 1930s. No trains have run on it in over 20 years, and wilderness has taken over the tracks. 

Designing the High Line Competition was held in May 2003, to call for new ideas to reuse the old infrastructure. Koko Studio’s proposal was to turn all of the High Line into a giant swimming pool, catering to many different events by using the pulled barges and transforming itself to a large ice skating canal in winter. The proposal received a Jury Selection Award and was published by the Friends of the Highline.