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City to begin accepting “expressions of interest” for Lowline

The EDC is looking for creative ideas for city’s first underground park
November 22, 2015 12:29PM

The Lowline may become a reality sooner than expected. The city has announced that it will consider proposals for the 60,000-square-foot former trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street.

Tomorrow, the Economic Development Corp will put out a “Request for Expressions of Interest” for the Lowline space, according to the Lo-Down. EDC officials plan to brief members of Community Board 3 about the RFEI next month.

The EDC told the Lo-Down that the city is looking for “creative responses to activate the space.”

Architect James Ramsey first conceived of transforming the Essex Street Trolley Terminal into a stunning underground park back in 2009. He even developed sunlight-channeling technology to allow plants to flourish underground.

For even more inventiveness, check out the Tribeca home of Ramsey and Jennifer Blumin here. It has an impressive scrimshaw collections and a whale skeleton! [Lo-Down]Christopher Cameron