The LowLine could be the world’s first underground park–if it gets the funding to happen. Promoted as New York City’s next revolutionary green space, the design concept flips the idea of elevated parks on its head and buries them underground. Girls creator Lena Dunham and Her director Spike Jonze hope to make the park a reality by hosting the Lowline’s third annual Anti-Gala fundraiser, a star-studded event to be held at the Skylight Modern in Chelsea on October 8th.
Dan Barasch, LowLine co-founder told DNAinfo that the event will include a “creative performance element,” but he is still looking for additional flashy ways to drum up attention for the fundraiser. In addition to Jonze and Dunham, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, The Good Wife actor Alan Cumming as well as Entourage’s Adrian Grenier will also host the event. Tickets to the high-profile event are now available for purchase at $1,500 per person and $25,000 per table.
The upcoming fundraiser will mark the third Anti-Gala event held to raise money for the redesign of the abandoned underground trolley station. Barasch said the event held last year raised $300,000. The LowLine itself aims to build a subterranean park underneath Delancey Street lit by natural sunlight reflected and filtered into the underground station where a small park of trees and garden will grow. So far the project has won over many fans (including us!), but the revolutionary park concept still has not been approved by the city.
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