We wrote about the LowLine park concept a couple months back, but at the time it was just a crazy design for a futuristic underground public space in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Now, it's on Kickstarter, and the project's creators are making some serious headway in actually getting construction moving. They're asking for $100,000 to build and display a working demo to show that their blend of solar tech and natural sunlight could actually make an appealing park below street level. Check out the project over at Kickstarter.
I like this idea a whole lot. My problem with this project though is that if I did help them by donating some money I would probably not even get to see it since I am ways away from Manhattan. Plus that, after the park is built there is a big chance that there will be an entry fee to go in the park, that'll start maybe at a reasonable price to about $10 per person sometime in the future. Then again it is a really sweet idea, that should be developped. Maybe it is worth the effort to pitch in.
Wouldn't that be the lower, lower east side?
this reminds me of rapture. from bioshock.