View Plans for the Lowline, the World’s First Underground Park on the Lower East Side
Essex Street Warehouse (Essex & Broome St., Manhattan)
9/16 & 9/19-9/23: 12-6pm
The free exhibit allows for open engagement and discussion on the concept, the technology, and the future uses of the world’s first underground park.
“Best of Lower East Side” “DayLife” street fairs (9/16 and 9/23). On Sunday 9/16 and Sunday 9/23, the Lowline has partnered with the Lower East Side Business Improvement District’s DayLife series by bringing beloved local food and beverage vendors into the exhibit space, highlighting the vibrant local business community and its support for the project
Following a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, a successful art gallery exhibition, and widespread interest from around the world, the Lowline is building a public exhibition to showcase both the technological approach and the widespread community support for the world’s first underground park on the Lower East Side of New York City.
The Lowline aims to build the world’s first underground park using innovative technology to bring sunlight underground. As part of the vision, “remote skylights” would concentrate natural sunlight at street level, and then channel it underground, generating enough light to support photosynthesis. The core of the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit will feature the installation of a solar collector, a canopy distributor, and a small-scale green park to help the community envision the technology and its stunning aesthetic elements.