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We plan to transform an abandoned New York City trolley terminal into a vibrant community green space using new solar technology.
3,300 backers pledged $155,186 to help bring this project to life.

Want to hear what the Lowline has planned for 2015?

Posted by Dan Barasch (Creator)
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Hello fellow Kickstarter backers!

It has been over two years since you early adopters first supported the Lowline. Because of your contributions we were able to build the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit in September 2012. The exhibit more than surpassed our expectations — over 11,000 people came in the two weeks we were open and we held a variety of events in that short time: school visits, industry talks, local business “street fairs” and a political rally. We hope you were able to come view this early working prototype, but in the chance you didn’t we have good news for you — we are embarking on building a bigger, badder technology showcase next year, the Lowline Lab.

The Lowline Lab will be a year-long technology testing exhibition in the Lower East Side, in which we will showcase the latest version of the solar tech and conduct light and botanical experiments to test which plants thrive in subterranean-simulated conditions. From youth and family activities to cultural and industry events, we'll also be offering a range of free and exciting programming throughout the year.

Your early support helped propel the Lowline forward and now what once seemed like just a crazy idea, is quickly becoming a reality and an inevitable project of the future — and as our Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen says, “The city’s next great public space.”

We hope you will consider supporting us again and making a tax-deductible donation today at thelowline.org/donate.

Happy holidays and all the best,

Dan, James, Robyn and the Lowline team

2012 "Imagining the Lowline" exhibit
2012 "Imagining the Lowline" exhibit
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