Imagining the Lowline Exhibit

When: Saturday, September 15 – 27, 2012
Time: 12pm-6pm
When: Essex Street Warehouse
Entrance on Broome Street btw Essex & Norfolk Streets
New York, NY 10001
Cost:Free w. RSVP

This much anticipated free exhibit will be open to the public for multiple days starting from September 15th thru September 27th, 2012.

From The Lowline:

“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.

As part of the “Experiments in Motion” initiative commissioned by Audi of America and in partnership with the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), nine student visions will be presented along with a 45-foot-long suspended model of Manhattan’s subway grid that contextualizes the Lowline within the city’s huge inventory of underground spaces.  Researched with the help of the MTA, DOT, and the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE), the 1:1500-scale replica of Manhattan’s mobility infrastructure presents a never-before-seen-view of every subway station on the island.

Together with additional information on the Lowline project and the community it will serve, “Imagining the Lowline” will engage visitors in a visually stimulating potential future.  We hope it will continue a growing global discussion on the future of new public spaces– and the unclaimed value of our urban underground.”

To learn more and/or see the full schedule click here.

About Diana

Diana joined Livingfreenyc as a social foodie fluttering about the city until she learned of the place to party for FREE! An analyst by day, she volunteers for the South Street Seaport Museum in her spare time and enjoys anything and everything to do with live music, food events and the great outdoors.