We’re anxiously awaiting the opening of the LowLine underground park’s life-size scale model next week, but until then, we’re happy checking out a peek at one of the project’s most important (and eye-catching) features — its solar light canopy. If you’ve been wondering how on earth an underground garden walkway is going to stay well-lit and thriving, this innovative canopy of lights is the LowLine’s secret weapon. Packed with LED lights, fiber-optic cables, and one-of-a-kind, laser-cut hexagonal panels, the solar dome will not only illuminate the underground oasis, but also keep its subterranean flora warm, cozy, and growing. Created by brilliant industrial designer Edward Jacobs, the giant underground solar dish will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
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