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Dotting the High Line for Social Distancing

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Dotting the High Line for Social Distancing

New York City’s High Line reopened for visitors on July 16 with colorful graphics to help keep ample spacing between visitors walking the elevated rail trail.

Duggal Visual Solutions produced 1,200 “dot” floor graphics along with A-frames, double-sided panels and large die cuts placed throughout the park. Duggal’s Monica Drew worked closely with the High Line to ensure color consistency, adhesion, and no damage during any future removal of the semi-permanent graphics. 

The New York Post reported that only 100 people were allowed into the park on opening day using a free timed-entry reservation system online. 

“This was great — we weren’t even close to anybody,” one lucky visitor told the Post.

Another said, “I hope they keep it like this, with the timed entry, even when it’s safe, so people can enjoy it.”

Residents in the luxury apartments along the High Line were happy to have a return to semi-normalcy—albeit visitors harmlessly peering through their windows.

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The High Line’s executive director, Robert Hammond, told CBS New York that the High Line would typically see up to 50,000 parkgoers on a busy day. Limiting the capacity to just a few thousand people per day and only northbound foot traffic between Gansevoort Street and 23rd Street allows for easy social distancing. All visitors must enter at Gansevoort Street.

Book your free visit to the newly dotted High Line here.