I started my weekend with a visit to the freshly minted Lowline exhibit in the Lower East Side (Broome & Essex to be exact). Fused exhibit space features student projects, Audi’s Urban Future Initiative, impressive renderings from Raad and video shorts coupled with an interactive map that grows beneath your feet.
Inspired by the amazing success of Chelsea’s High line, architect James Ramsey and Dan Barasch introduced the Delancey Underground project, aiming to convert an unused trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street (just under the Essex Street Market) into an extraordinary subterranean public park– nicknamed the “LowLine.” Local businesses, residents, community leaders, and political stakeholders alike have voiced considerable enthusiasm for the idea. They are now focused on increasing this broad public support, and are preparing in earnest to make this vision a reality.
- For a limited time (~ 2 weeks), check it out while you can here
- Their Kickstarter campaign that funded the above exhibit here