VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Underground Park

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Underground Park

When we first heard about the underground New York City park called the Low Line last year, it was not much more than a brilliant idea and some provocative CAD renderings. Now fast-forward eight months and this ambitious project has really gathered steam,

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Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Arup Engineering is a high-profile, global firm that works on major projects like the high speed Chunnel trains, the Second Avenue Subway, and the Water Cube for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The firm’s support for the Low Line certainly gives the project a

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Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

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Two months ago, we brought you the proposal for the “Low Line,” an awesome underground park located in the abandoned Essex Street trolley terminal under Delancey Street in the Lower East Side. Designed by architect James Ramsey, the principal of RAAD, in part with Dan Barasch of tech think tank PopTech, the park, which calls for pumping natural sunlight into the subterranean space with fiber optics, looked to many to be too out there and unrealistic. But the proposal for the Delancey Underground seems to have piqued the interest of the MTA, who recently released a fantastically interesting video tour of the station. Led by Peter Hine, a senior project manager for the MTA’s Real Estate Department, the tour gives a history of the space and conveys the MTA’s excitement over the creative possibility’s for the terminal’s restoration.

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PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC’s Low Line Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side!

PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC’s Low Line Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side!

Last week we featured renderings of the LowLine’s solar canopy, and we must say that it is even more impressive in person! Packed with LED lights, fiber-optic cables, and one-of-a-kind, laser-cut hexagonal panels, the solar dome is a dream-like light source

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Low Line Park Under Delancey Street Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Low Line Park Under Delancey Street Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The ambitious Low Line Project proposal, which would transform a disused subway station into an underground park, has launched their Kickstarter campaign — and in less than 48 hours, it has already raised nearly $24,000. The subterranean park would infuse

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Low Line Creators Design a Sunlight Irrigation System Prototype for the Delancey Underground Park

Low Line Creators Design a Sunlight Irrigation System Prototype for the Delancey Underground Park

If the Kickstarter campaign is funded, Ramsey and Barasch will create a larger prototype of the sunlight irrigation device for the Low Line park. The system, which evokes a sci-fi dystopian future where humans are driven underground, is being designed entirely

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