Limited edition print of The Standard on the High Line in New York City

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£130

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33.5cm x 50.5cm giclee print. See below for Additional Information.

The Standard on the High Line, New York City

The Standard is in the old Meatpacking District which runs from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River East to Hudson Street.

It’s all ‘regenerated’ today with swanky shops and coffee houses for the Glitter-latte, although this was a pretty rough place to be in decades past. In the early part of the 20th Century these streets contained over 250 slaughter houses so it must have reeked! The area was all linked up with a clattering elevated railroad that must have added to the noise and smell.

The Standard looks like something from the 50’s or 60’s but, in fact, it was completed in 2009. It’s built in the style of Le Corbusier and sits 17 meters about the street on five piers which straddle the Highline elevated railway. Halfway along, the building it pitches at a shallow angle in a sort of arrow, causing the light to play differently across the glass facade. I was keen to make a note of this. It looks incredibly futuristic for something retro.

As I worked, I noticed the bars beneath. This idea was conceived to “create a living room for the neighbourhood.” Here hotel guests and locals could mingle and eat at the Standard’s restaurant, The Standard Grill. It creates a sense of community, so I was keen to put this in place – and don’t forget those yellow cabs!

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The Standard on the High Line, New York City

The Standard is in the old Meatpacking District which runs from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River East to Hudson Street.

It’s all ‘regenerated’ today with swanky shops and coffee houses for the Glitter-latte, although this was a pretty rough place to be in decades past. In the early part of the 20th Century these streets contained over 250 slaughter houses so it must have reeked! The area was all linked up with a clattering elevated railroad that must have added to the noise and smell.

The Standard looks like something from the 50’s or 60’s but, in fact, it was completed in 2009. It’s built in the style of Le Corbusier and sits 17 meters about the street on five piers which straddle the Highline elevated railway. Halfway along, the building it pitches at a shallow angle in a sort of arrow, causing the light to play differently across the glass facade. I was keen to make a note of this. It looks incredibly futuristic for something retro.

As I worked, I noticed the bars beneath. This idea was conceived to “create a living room for the neighbourhood.” Here hotel guests and locals could mingle and eat at the Standard’s restaurant, The Standard Grill. It creates a sense of community, so I was keen to put this in place – and don’t forget those yellow cabs!

Additional information

Delivery and shipping:

Once ordered I will try to deliver the print within ten working days. The prints are supplied in a tube. Price does not include shipping. This is added at the ‘Basket’ stage.

30 day money back guarantee

There is a 30 day money back guarantee on everything on my site should you not be satisfied. I will return you the money as soon as the item arrives back to me.

Number in the edition:

100 prints only, each individually signed and numbered.

Size unwrapped:

33.5cm x 50.5cm giclee print

What is a giclee print?

Giclee is a very high quality print process used by galleries and artists for exclusive limited editions. This Giclee process uses 12 true pigment artist colours (ultra marine, ochre etc) rather than the standard four dye colours in normal printing, so Giclee delivers greater depth in colour, tonal values and no yellowing over time.