LowLine Project

19 Mar

“What kind of park is underground? An awesome one.”

That’s the pitch for a project that aims to re-imagine, redesign and revitalize an old, abandoned underground trolley terminal in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Hoping to capitalize on the success of the High Line, the aptly named “LowLine” is a concept that takes adaptive reuse to a new level. Using solar technology and a system of optics to gather sunlight, concentrate it, and reflect it below ground, this park will come complete with green grass, tall trees and all of the other natural amenities we expect to see in public parks — it’s just subterranean.

The interwebs have been all atwitter (bad pun totally intended) about this project. To see what the fuss is about, check out the group’s Kickstarter.

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