Gallery: VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Unde...

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, and is well on its way to becoming more than a pipe dream. The subterranean park, if constructed, would occupy an abandoned train track below Delancey Street in New York City’s historic Lower East Side neighborhood, and would bring greenery into a crowded, dense neighborhood that is generally lacking in both public space and green space. The futuristic idea utilizes sunlight transportation technology, and repurposes nearly 2 acres of wasted space in an abandoned trolley terminal that has been unused for 60 years. Hot off an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, and an exhibit showcasing their idea at the Mark Miller Gallery, James Ramsey and Dan Barasch recently sat down with Inhabitat’s Editor-in-Chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, to talk about the Low Line, their progress so far to making it a reality, and the incredible response they’ve received from all over the globe. Watch the video above or read below to learn more about what could become New York’s next design landmark!

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  1. Phillip May 20, 2013 at 2:46 am
    Yay! Just whats needed.. an underground hangout for skaters, homeless, delinquent students, and riff-raff. So who's patrolling this new 60,000 square foot space? NYC Finest.. at a cost of course. And they still have to patrol up top too. I have a better idea. Say, underground parking. Free the surrounding streets of parked cars. Or better yet.. make it a citi-bikes depot. I can think of lots of public uses.
  2. Jennifer Barbour May 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Thanks for profiling this. A brilliant idea that is certain to catch on.
  3. nicoleabene May 18, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Wow! I can't wait to hang out here - what a great use of space!
  4. Yuka Yoneda May 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    This is going to be the next biggest thing in NYC and is sure to add value to the nabe. Can't wait!
  5. Charley Cameron May 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    Such a strange and unusual idea I love it!
  6. Mike Chino May 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    I love seeing inspiring urban infrastructure renovation projects like this one!
  7. Lori Zimmer May 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    I cannot WAIT for this to become a reality, what an amazing idea. I love New York