"Imagining the Lowline" preview (SLIDE SHOW)

Plans for an underground park, with channeled sunlight and verdant gardens, go on display in "Imagining the Lowline."

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  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

  • Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

    Imagining the Lowline

Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Imagining the Lowline


If the High Line's success is any indicator, another unconventional park—this one proposed to run underneath Delancey Street—should pack the subterranean space. Plans for the daring idea go on display to the public in the exhibition "Imagining the Lowline" (enter at Broome St between Essex and Norfolk Sts; various times, see thelowline.org/exhibit for details; Sept 15–30). We got a peek of the project (which is No. 5 on our list of 101 things to do this fall), including the technology that funnels sunlight below street level and onto a small plant-filled plot. Audi and Columbia University's School of Architecture also mounted a companion exhibit, "Experiments in Motion," which proposes new methods of urban transport and displays a 50-foot-long model of Manhattan’s current subway system. 

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