Construction of World’s First Underground Park Targeted for New York

In a plan to revitalize the Lower East Side of Manhattan, developers and engineers want to create an underground park. Money is being raised for the construction project, dubbed Lowline.  Verena Dobnik, a reporter for the Associated Press, explains the park would occupy a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal that’s been used for storage since 1948. “Street-level solar collectors would be used to filter the sun about 20 feet down to bedrock, turning the dank, subterranean space into a luminous, plant-filled oasis. The park would offer city residents a place of refuge and host art exhibits, music performances, readings and children’s activities,” says Dobnik.

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