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  • Lowline Park Project

    The Lowline is a proposed park in an abandoned underground trolley yard in lower Manhattan, lit with sunlight through fiber optic cables.
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  • Lowline Park Project

    The abandoned terminal sits next to the Delancey St. subway station and remains under the MTA's control, but could be an urban oasis for New Yorks's Lower East Side.
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  • Lowline Park Project

    James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, co-founders of the Lowline.org, say the subterranean space could also be a place for cultural events, such as theater and music.
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  • Lowline Park Project

    The cavernous space, which covers approximately two acres, would be transformed into a bright and grassy space in an otherwise dark and dank atmosphere.
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  • Lowline Park Project

    Lighting the space would be a challenge; a series of high-tech solar harvesters would cast light down on the space through fiber optic cables allow for plants to grow.
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  • Lowline Park Project

    This past September, Ramsey and Barasch staged and ambitious exhibit in a warehouse on the Lower East Side to show the world what the park might look and feel like.
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  • Lowline Park Project

    An example of Ramsey's solar collecting technology hangs above, shedding light on a grassy knoll below. The duo partnered with Sun Central, a Canadian-based solar technology firm, and Arup a design and engineering firm.
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    As part of the exhibit, Ramsey and Barasch's team hand-fit together 600 pieces of anondized aluminum. On the roof above, six tracking devices captured the sunlight and funneled it below.
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    Ramsey, formerly an engineer for NASA, looked at the way space telescopes are built to help achieve his design creating a complex curved surface.
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