On Friday October 18th we have visited the highline which in my opinion is a great place to study about structural elements of buildings because of the new construction that takes place there. There are many buildings under construction that does not have yet completed the envelope, so the structural elements such as columns and beams are still exposed and it was easier for us to understand the structural grid system of these buildings. In addition to the buildings under construction we also looked at the existing buildings. Looking at some of the older existing building we were able to see how did the the building technology moved forward, as these older buildings were not properly protected against weather, moisture and temperature as the current standards require. The thing that struck me the most was the beginning of highline as I did not know that the part of highline was literally cut out. This was actually helpful for our trip as we were able to see the beams that support highline in section.