At this point, most people in or visiting New York City are aware of the Highline in Chelsea, however, there is another project looking to also create a park atmosphere but, this time, it’s going to be underground.
The Lowline Project
In 2011, James Ramsey and Dan Barasch release the concept of the Lowline to the public in a highly visible New York Magazine feature. The concept: how they plan to transform an abandoned New York City trolley terminal into a vibrant community green space using new solar technology. Following that, in 2012, the team raised over $150,000 on Kickstarter for this project. Recently the team has launched the Lowline Lab — a free public space that displays cutting-edge solar technology and serves as a laboratory for lighting and horticulture experiments for the Lowline. Now every weekend until June 2016 from 11a – 5pm, the Lowline Lab is open to the public (you can support the project with a donation at the door). Check out our photos from the laboratory:
And while the official Lowline park is not slated to open until 2020, check out the Lowline website to get more information about this projects timeline, how to support, and project updates.