26 Sep '15, 7am

The Low-Line: An Underground Park For New York City’s Lower East Side!

The existing parks are NOT great is the point. Construction for something like this will cost millions and do the backers have a plan for maintenance? Will this be a public park or a private one? Bc public parks are run by the Parks Dept which has no $. This project needs extensive environmental remediation before it’s a viable park use option–it’s been left to over 60 years of decay. Rust is the least of their problems. How about lead? Asbestos? Construction required to set up the solar posts on the street? For the amount of work developers would have to put in and amt of $, I can’t see this project as being anything more than an exercise in “look what I can do”, Epcot style. If they have $ to throw around and want to do something green and for the community, they should give us something we actually need/want, not a multimillion dollar fantasy that will be a drain on com...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-low-line-a-spectacular-two-a...

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