Students in the NYC program were given a tour of the Highline, a park/walkway built from the remains of an elevated New York Central Railroad line on April 15. The group’s guide was Hamilton alumnus John Allen ’60 who lives in the Chelsea area with his wife. He had many stories to tell about the neighborhoods surrounding the Highline and the donors who helped make this urban green space possible.
In addition to its 1000 species of plants, the Highline is dotted with works of art. The only permanent work of art, however, is by another Hamiltonian Spencer Finch ’85. His work The River That Flows Both Ways is a mural of glass plates that represents the Hudson River at various times of day.