Are you ready to support the world’s first underground park research lab? The Lowline project officially kicked off their new Kickstarter campaign this week to raise funding to construct the Lowline Lab research and technology hub. The ambitious team is looking to build a public prototype of their proposed subterranean green space in a former market space on the Lower East Side that would include numerous sustainable features such as innovative solar energy devices.
The proposed Lowline Park is located right underneath Delancey Street in the heart of the Lower East Side. Although the project has been quite active for years, the Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds to construct the Lowline Lab. The Lab would be used for research and exhibitions and will hopefully raise enough money to install innovative features like “remote skylight” solar technology.
Although already a popular initiative with the likes of Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham publicly showing their support, the Lowline has many facets in addition to its cool underground vibe. According to the founders of the project, the Lowline park speaks to those interested in preserving a forgotten part of New York City history by converting the unused space in a “totally new, 21st-century, kick-ass kind of way” as an urban oasis.
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