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Designed by architect James Ramsey, the principal of RAAD, in part with Dan Barasch of tech think tank PopTech, the Delancey Underground calls for pumping natural sunlight into the subterranean space with fiber optics. The team has already created a successful mini prototype of the sunlight irrigation system, and the money from their Kickstarter campaign will fund a large-scale prototype.

New Yorkers (us included!) can’t get enough of this one of a kind underground park. While the exhibition opening at Mark Miller Gallery will certainly be exciting, we’re already looking forward to what comes after that: a life-size demo of the Delancey Underground. In order to build the massive replica, Barasch and Ramsey are overhauling a now empty warehouse south of Delancey. Giant drawings and walkways will mimic the layouts of the project plan, complete with seating and plant life.

Barasch and Ramsey will be at the Mark Miller Gallery exhibition on the opening night, welcoming questions and comments. Stop by to see the plans in more detail and chat about what could be the next big thing for NYC. Mark Miller Gallery is located at 92 Orchard Street, and the exhibit will be up through April 29.

+ Mark Miller Gallery