03 Dec '11, 12pm

Could the Underground "Low Line" Be New York's Next Great Park?

Could the Underground "Low Line" Be New York's Next Great Park?

Under Delancey Street in New York City's Lower East Side, an abandoned trolley station lies unused since 1948. Following the transformation of a former elevated railroad track into the now famous High Line park , Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have put together a proposal to make the empty space into an underground park: the Delancey Underground . © The Delancey Underground How It Would Work It's normal for your first reaction to be, "huh?" But if Barasch and Ramsey can pull it off, it could bypass the High Line and Central Park as the top dog in New York's park system. The idea is to use innovative solar technology to create the impression of sunlight coming through skylights where there aren't any. Ramsey first thought of the idea of the "low line" while working on solar redirection technology, when he heard that there were a dozen or so abandoned spaces like this around N...

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