The Delancey Underground project is a proposal to build a city park in the abandoned underground Delancey Street trolley terminal in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a “Low Line” to the city’s famous High Line elevated park (see our photos of the High Line). The core of the proposal is a clever lighting system that would pipe sunlight down into the park with fiber optics and mirrors, allowing plants to grow underground. The Delancey Underground project is by architect James Ramsey of RAAD Studio, Dan Barasch of PopTech, and money manager R. Boykin Curry IV. See Inhabitat’s writeup on the project for more photos and info.
Here’s what the Delancey Street trolley terminal looks like now (after 60 years of disuse).
architectural renderings by The Delancey Underground project, photo by Danny Fuchs