Plant filled bowl is last phase of New York urban garden

The third and final phase of New York’s High Line park – created from disused elevated railroad tracks – will feature an enclosed amphitheatre filled with plants.

The bowl-shaped structure, to be called The Spur, will create a new north-east gateway to the popular recreational area. It has been created architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, landscape architects James Corner Field Operations and planting designer Piet Oudolf.

The structure will be positioned at the widest point of the High Line, across the intersection of 10th Avenue and West 30th Street, and is conceived as “an immersive experience of nature”.

The park, along the west side of Lower Manhattan is home to many rare species of plants and also includes cafes and recreational facilities.

As well as the rail tracks themselves it also takes in abandoned freight yards – turning what was once an urban eyesore into a popular tourist attraction.