Rail

N.Y. MTA unveils underground space for proposed park

Posted on December 1, 2011

Photo courtesy Delancey Underground.
Photo courtesy Delancey Underground.
NEW YORK CITY — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a video showcasing its long-retired, underground Essex Street Trolley Terminal, which the agency hopes to make available for creative development, according to a CBS New York report.

Two architects are in talks to develop the 60,000-foot space into an underground park — the Delancey Underground project — that would utilize fiber optics and other cutting edge technology to nurture tree and plant life. To read the full story, click here.

Photo courtesy Delancey Underground.
Photo courtesy Delancey Underground.

An innovative approach to creating green space in the already crowded city, the Delancey Underground project seeks to transform the abandoned Trolley Terminal into a vibrant economic, cultural and community-oriented asset by utilizing technology developed by New York’s RAAD Studio, which harvests natural sunlight via fiber-optic cables, bringing the power and energy of the sun underground, giving plants the light wavelengths they need for photosynthesis. The system also filters out harmful ultraviolet and infrared light.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

STV, Mott MacDonald JV lands Sound Transit light rail extension contracts

The team will perform systems construction management services for the $3.7 billion East Link Extension, a 14-mile-long extension, and the $1.9 billion 4.3-mile Northgate Link Extension between the University of Washington at Husky Stadium, the University District, and the Northgate neighborhood.

AllEarth takes delivery of Budd railcars for Vermont commuter service

The cars, build in the 1950s, were purchased from Dallas Area Rapid Transit, where they were in operation between 1996 and 2012.

Honolulu lawmakers discuss funding options to complete light rail project

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has a September 15 deadline to submit its financial plan to the Federal Transit Administration.

Texas' DCTA launches free fare promotion to boost transportation options

University of North Texas students will now have the option to park at MedPark Station and take the Colorado Express shuttle directly to the campus, or ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and board Denton Connect Routes directly to the campus, amongst other benefits for customers.

Amtrak taps AECOM to improve Penn Station passenger concourse

In partnership with Network Rail, they will conduct an independent review of the interaction, coordination, and collaboration between the railroads’ various passenger concourses within Penn Station and provide recommendations to improve the design, functionality, communications, and coordination at this critical station.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close