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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Images Of An Underground Park In New York City

New York is known for it’s super tall buildings, busy life, and incredible parks. But What New York City is going to do next is absolutely incredible. It has immediately jumped to the top of my list of places to visit once it is finally complete.
It all started with an old train station. This train station is 116 years old.

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.

Natural light will be directed below ground using fiber optics—called  “remote skylights” to provide an area in which trees and grass will be grown beneath the city street

The idea is to create the first, living, underground park.

This is how it is designed to work.

Although the majority of the lighting would be coming from above ground, there would be artificial lighting at night and when the sun is obscured by clouds.

This amazing and unique project has been endorsed by politicians and local organizations across the city.

If everything goes according to plan, the new park will be open for the public in 2018.

And the public is absolutely thrilled about the new park.

In September 2012, the team built a full scale of the new underground technology in an abandoned warehouse in the Lower East Side, for the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit.

And it was a packed house, people are fascinated with the idea.




7 comments:

  1. Why don't they just drive to the country? Artificial people, artificial places. Babylon.

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  2. How amazing to use the sun for energy to support green growth underground and no rain or snow in the winter to deal with.......just a walk in the sunlight. Of course, there are always the negative people when it comes to technology. These folks can't with into the 21st century.

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  3. More pork. Certain fortunate businesses were paid tons of your tax dollars to build this. And some of the money was kicked back to the politicians who voted for it.

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  4. An amazing idea, a way to turn waste into something beautiful. But is it "pork", a way to divert money from working people into the pockets of developers? - quite possibly so, if politicians are involved.

    So there ought to be protest over the way it's financed. If there is a genuine market demand for a close-by place for office workers to relax over lunch, then there will be a way to pay for it without the compulsion of tax. Charge an entrance fee... or perhaps better, invite the companies using space in nearby tower blocks to buy lifetime passes for their employees. It would be a worthwhile benefit for them; a help in recruiting the best available staff.

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  5. NY is great, except for all the jews

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