New Solar Technology to Build an Underground Park


  • $200,000

  • Ended

The Lowline will use new solar technology to transform an historic NYC trolley terminal into the world’s first underground park.


  • $200,000

  • Ended

Can cities be greener, more livable, and more beautiful? We think so, and that’s why we’re developing new solar technology to unlock the potential of underused spaces below our city’s streets.

With this cutting-edge technology, we plan to build the world’s very first underground “park,” featuring live plants and trees!

It turns out there’s a 107-year-old former trolley station– untouched since 1948– right below Delancey Street in the center of New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood. All the old architectural details are still there, and right now it sits in one of the most crowded neighborhoods in a very crowded city. Our dream is to take that space back and transform it into a beautiful public gathering space.

To make the Lowline a reality, our next step is the construction of an ambitious Lowline Lab– a long-term solar device testing laboratory and public exhibition to test and display our tech and design vision– and we need your help to build it!

The Lowline is about the future– but it’s also about celebrating history. Here’s a 1930s photo of the site we want to re-invigorate– formerly the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. It was originally used to carry passengers over the newly built Williamsburg Bridge between 1908 and 1948.

Favorite perk ($50)

TINKERER: Let’s party! You’re invited to a super fun event at the Lowline Lab in our opening week reserved just for Kickstarter supporters + all SEEDLING rewards (tax-deductible portion: $48)

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