Gallery: Lowline Underground Park May Raise LES Property Values But Als...

When the High Line was first opened in the Meat Packing district, the area was already flourishing. The nearby Chelsea Arts District touched on the northern tip of the park, and the southern portion was surrounded (and is still) by flagship designer But
When the High Line was first opened in the Meat Packing district, the area was already flourishing. The nearby Chelsea Arts District touched on the northern tip of the park, and the southern portion was surrounded (and is still) by flagship designer stores. But once the park opened, the area immediately saw an influx of thousands of visitors per day, a new Standard Hotel outpost, an Apple store, and a bevy of high end restaurants.

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  1. rpvitiello December 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    The big issue I have with this is it seems like a solution looking for a problem, that neighborhood has massive surface parking lots that would make a great park in and of themselves, why put this underground when you could put in an above ground park. Use this underground space for vehicle parking and get rid of all street level parking in that neighborhood to open up the streets. If there is still more space, put in underground retail with that lighting tech.