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

FRA approves blueprint to connect Boston, New Haven to Montreal via rail

The Initiative proposes to restore service between Boston and New Haven, Conn., through Springfield, Mass. and Hartford, Conn., and add new service between Boston and Montreal.

Transit expert, Mendes, joins HNTB as national transit/rail practice leader

Diana Mendes is responsible for strategic planning and implementation, industry representation, business development, service delivery and client satisfaction.

First Transit Wins First Rail Contract in North America

Company to operate and maintain the Denton County Transportation Authority’s A-train 21-mile commuter rail line.

NY Gov. unveils new subway car design, plan for enhanced stations

The MTA is using design-build contracts to expedite the process and ensure the shortest timeframe for project completion. These vital investments are part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to renew and expand the MTA network.

FRA, TxDOT outline rail options between OKC, South Texas

The DEIS addresses the relationships of the major regional markets within the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Program corridor in three geographic sections, and preferred alternatives are recommended for each geographic section separately.

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