In New York City, or “the concrete jungle”, it is rare to find areas with trees and plants, unless of course you are in Central Park!
The Lowline aims to build a new kind of public space – one that incorporates solar technology and design enabling trees and plants to grow underground, while still preserving NYC’s culture.
The proposed location is the one-acre former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, just below Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The site was opened in 1908 for trolley passengers, but has been unused since 1948 when trolley service was discontinued. There are still remnant cobblestones, crisscrossing rail tracks and vaulted ceilings.
To read more information on how the trees and plants will grow underground and the technology behind it check out their website here.
The Lowline Lab showcases a small part of the vision of the Lowline. The Lowline Lab is open until March 2017, with the proposed year for the opening of the Lowline in 2020.
140 Essex Street
(between Rivington and Stanton Streets)
Lower East Side – New York City
Subway: J/M/F Essex Delancey Street
Saturday and Sunday
11am – 5pm
Free and Open to the Public
October 2015- March 2017