LOWLINE: NYC’S ECO-FRIENDLY UNDERGROUND PARK

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New York City is a densely populated area and it seems almost impossible to add anything else, but just for a moment, imagine a new kind of park, one that is underground. Lowline is a bold new plan to create an eco-friendly public space using cutting edge solar technology designed by James Ramsey of Raad Studio. Families will be able to enjoy a nice green area underground thanks to some innovative ideas in solar power. Throughout the year the solar panels track the sun’s movement and collect energy that gets sent through and distributed underground to light the park below.

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Lowline stems from the creative vision and creative ideas from Ramsey. The park’s location is planned for the abandoned Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The terminal opened in 1908 and went inactive in 1948. The one-acre space has ideal features, including vaulted ceilings, which are perfect for the underground environment.

Prepare for Lowline’s expected debut in 2018.

Story By: Briana Dorton
Images By: Lowline

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