As a Penthouse Studio Dome this clever piece of architecture is a standout... and not just above New York's Highline elevated park. Note the "DVF" graffiti wall-- this is urban chic at every turn of the head. There the ghosts of railroad track and tressel give way to a walkway in the sky. Though no trains have run since 1980, this most unusual ribbon of greenery is some 30' from the street below making it one of the largest re-developments of a vintage urban structure. Opened in 2006, the Highline runs 1-1/2 miles (it's 2/3rds finished now) and offers a lense-popping view from 10,000 angles. Starting in the Meatpacking District, the main staircase entrance is at Gansevoort Street, though there are additional staircases as you move Uptown. The great park comes to a stunning end at West 30th Street, the undeveloped tracks and new skyscraper scaling the distance. It's also a great way to avoid traffic, stoplights and city congestion, breezing through a sizeable part of Chelsea in 15 minute if you don't dawdle at the view. Which, of course, is impossible. Simply impossible.
More info at www.Highline.org.