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LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side

Well, it actually doesn’t exist yet. However, it would seem they are being funded by people everywhere to get the project underway. What a cool concept. New York’s first underground park. Such a great way to transform the unused area and use new technology that can beautify the space.

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey are Co-Founders of the Delancey Underground project and here is a little about their project…

 

 

What is the LowLine?
We want to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park.  It will be a new kind of public space, using solar technology for natural illumination, and cutting edge design to capture and highlight a very special industrial space.

A park… underground?!?
Ever wonder why there’s so little green space in New York?  There aren’t a lot of empty plots of land just waiting to be turned into new parks. New Yorkers have had to be a little more creative, and must look in unusual places – the High Line, a park built on an old elevated rail trestle, is a great example.

A few years ago, we learned about a massive unused former trolley terminal in our neighborhood, the Lower East Side. We got to thinking: what if we could build a park– underground– even if the space lacked natural sunlight?  So we explored using fiber optic cables to transfer sunlight below ground– to support the growth of plants and trees.  As we shared this idea with others, people got excited.  “An underground High Line for the Lower East Side,” they’d say.  “Kind of like… a LowLine.”  The nickname stuck.

To read more: LowLine: An Underground Park on NYC’s Lower East Side  A Design project in Lower East Side

 

 

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“Curious Dragon”- Komodo Island, Indonesia – Will & Matt Burrard – Lucas – Featured Photographers

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“Curious Dragon”- Komodo Island, Indonesia – Will & Matt Burrard – Lucas – Featured Photographers

When we saw this image by the Burrard-Lucas brothers the Photobotos brothers were blown away.  You don’t get inches away from 10 foot lizards with killer saliva so we had to know how they did it.  These guys as you will see are not only great photographers, but are very clever in how they obtain them.    You can find them at http://www.burrard-lucas.com/

After checking out their Komodo dragon photos, hop over to their Giant Panda Expedition at http://blog.burrard-lucas.com/2011/10/giant-panda-tracking/. The photos are incredible.

Also here are some links to keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter

http://www.facebook.com/BLphotography

https://twitter.com/#!/willbl

Take it away guys!

We recently spent three days traveling around the Indonesian islands of Komodo and Rinca, photographing the legendary Komodo dragons.

Preparation for the trip commenced several weeks earlier, as I attempted…

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