Saturday, May 4, 2013
It’s New York’s void spaces that make it interesting, the little neighborhood garden’s, the parks, and of course the most famous of them all – Central Park. At the Idea City Street Fest there were a number of creative ideas about inserting more garden’s and parks into the urban environment.
In a city this dense no space goes unused. While most New Yorker’s and recent visitors will have heard of, if not visited the High-Line you may not have heard of the Low-Line, a proposal for an underground garden in the Lower East Side making use of a solar tube and fiber optic cables to bring the necessary photovoltaics into the abandoned train station under Delancey street to grow vegetation. The renderings are beautiful and I love the idea of nature in the subways, of a park that can be enjoyed in all weather and the ingenious beautifying and re-use of a space typically lacking everyday appeal.