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What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?

What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?
What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?, Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch
Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch

In 2011, the Tribeca-based design duo of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch proposed a radical project to transform an abandoned subterranean trolley terminal in Manhattan's Lower East Side into an underground park filled with natural light and vegetation, eventually proving their design with a full size mock-up of their design for light-capturing fiber-optic tubes. Since then, they haven't had nearly the same level of publicity - but that doesn't mean they aren't still working. This article by The Architects' Newspaper catches up with Ramsey and Barasch as they attempt to make their $50 million project a reality by 2018. Read the full article here.

Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?" 06 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/535027/what-happened-to-manhattan-s-lowline-project/> ISSN 0719-8884