A dark and abandoned one-acre
underground space with loose wires and dampness all around– what could
there possibly be here to ‘get to know’? This neglected subterranean
site is the location of the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal,
which from 1908 to 1945, served the tram passengers of New York City.
It is also the location of one of the most exciting and unique urban
project plans the world has ever seen.
The Low Line is a project hoping to create the world’s first subterranean park, below Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. While the New York High Line was inspired by an already existing concept in Paris, known as the Promenade Plantée, the Low Line project would be the first of its kind, combining the use of innovative technology and the site’s original historic features to create a beautiful respite in one of the world’s most dense urban environments.
- This Abandoned NYC Tram Station is likely to become the World’s First Subterranean Park (messynessychic.com)
- Outside In: New York City’s Underground Park of the Future (urchinmovement.com)