Imagining the Lowline

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The success of New York City’s High Line park (just a block away from our New York office!) spurs a new initiative called the Lowline. Currently, the Lowline is still in proposal phase and has collected over $150,000 through Kickstarter. The Lowline will be the world’s first underground park and will transform an abandoned New York City trolley terminal in the Lower East Side into a green space. New technologies such as “remote skylights,” which will concentrate natural sunlight from the street level and redistribute the light underground, will be used to support plant life in the Lowline. The Lowline Organization and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) partnered with Audi of America to create the “Imagining The Lowline” exhibit to contextualize the Lowline, help New Yorkers understand the technology needed to bring the park to life and the benefits it will bring to our community.

Unfortunately, the creation of the Lowline isn’t exactly a walk in the park…

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Written by Alayne Luistro
Alayne Luistro

September 18th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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