addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Lowline Park

  • The Lowline Lab

    140 Essex Street, New York, NY (map)

    40.720177 -73.987106

  • EVENT TYPE: Tour
    ADMISSIONS: Free

    DESCRIPTION:
    The Lowline, formally known as the Delancey Underground, is a proposal for the world's first underground park in the New York City borough of Manhattan that would be located under the eastbound roadway of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, adjacent to the Essex Street station (J M Z trains). Co-founders James Ramsey and Dan Barasch have suggested natural light would be directed below ground using fiber optics—described in the proposed plan as "remote skylights"—to provide an area in which trees and grass could be grown beneath the city streets. Light collectors would be placed at ground level, with suggested locations, including the median on Delancey Street. Artificial lighting would be used to supplement the redirect sunlight, and at night and when the sun is obscured by clouds. The area, with ceilings 20 feet (6.1 m) high, extends three blocks east from Essex Street to Clinton Street and was used until 1948 as a station and balloon loop for streetcars crossing the Williamsburg Bridge to and from Brooklyn. R. Boykin Curry IV is the third urban entrepreneur behind the proposal.

    ATTRACTIONS:

    • Proposal Drawing Design 1

    • Proposal Drawing Design 2

    • Proposal Drawing Design 3

    • Proposal Drawing Design 4

    WEATHER:
    This is Underground

    PROPOSAL MAP:

    REFERENCE:
    http://www.thelowline.org/

    DISCLAIMER:
    When you RSVP "Yes" to an event, or participate in an event, please understand that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being, and will hold no one else liable in case of personal injury or any mishap. You agree not to hold the meetup group's organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers, hosts, or any other group members responsible for any injuries or issues that may occur at any time before, during or after an event. You are personally responsible for obtaining essential information about an event, making necessary preparations for participating in the event, and ensuring your own safety and well-being. Your RSVP of "Yes" on the event page or attendance of an event signifies your full understanding and acceptance of the terms of this liability waiver. We reserve the rights to limit this event to physically fit people.

    END

Join or login to comment.

RSVPs closed

RSVPs closed

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy