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World’s first underground park planned for New York

New York awaits celestial show. Image by Wilhelm Joys Andersen / CC BY-SA 2.0
New York. Image by Wilhelm Joys Andersen / CC BY-SA 2.0

Inspired by the success of the High Line, New York’s elevated park built on a disused railroad, developers are now looking at doing a similar thing underground. The proposed Lowline would be the world’s first underground park and would transform a 116-year-old defunct trolley station below the Lower East Side into a subterranean public space filled with plants and and filtered sunlight. The park, which is expected to cost around $60 million and take five years to construct, would also host exhibitions, concerts and other activities. Read more: abcnews.com