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Dan Barasch

The 4 Coolest High Line Inspired Projects

“ The Delancey Underground ” – New York City, New York As the Highline has everyone looking up, James Ramsey and Dan Barasch are asking people to start looking down. Satellite engineer turned architect, James Ramsey has developed a fiber-optic technology that will naturally light and ...

Kickstarter Urbanism: Why Building a Park Takes More Than Crowdfunding

Dan Barasch, the co-founder of the Lowline, gets calls all the time from people who think his underground “culture park" already exists. In fact, the project’s successful 2012 Kickstarter campaign was only the first step in the old-fashioned process of politicking, fundraising and ...

Lowline Generates Excitement, Despite Lingering Concerns About Cost

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey hope to change that. They’ve proposed a plan to turn the space into the Delancey Underground, the city’s first subterranean park. “The proposal is particularly attractive because the space isn’t anything right now -- it’s a 60,000-square-foot hotel for rats,” ...

Bringing Sunlight to Light an Underground Garden

" Dan Barasch and James Ramsey envisioned it all in 2008 when they teamed up with an idea to transform an abandoned trolley terminal, a 1.5-acre lot underneath the Williamsburg Bridge and next to the Delancey St. subway station. They dubbed their underground park the "Lowline," a nod to ...

The Lowline: A Proposed Underground Park in Manhattan : The New Yorker

) The Lowline concept, developed by Dan Barasch (formerly of PopTech) and James Ramsey of RAAD Studio, is to take one of the M.T.A.’s abandoned stations—the old Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, which opened in 1903 and closed in 1948, after streetcars stopped running—and turn it ...

Fiber Optic Technology Could Bring Sunlight to NYC's Underground Park : TreeHugger

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Delancey Underground, the proposed park beneath New York's Lower East Side, is the way James Ramsey and Dan Barasch plan to light it. A system of fiber optic cables would collect sunlight above ground and funnel it down into the abandoned ...

The Lowline, A Fancy Underground Park, Is Pressing the MTA with a Letter Backed by State and Local P...

A year ago, designers Dan Barasch and James Ramsey made headlines for their plan to build an underground park where a turn-of-the-century trolley concourse used to be. The Internet hype machine revved its engines, and soon the Lowline Kickstarter had collected over $155,000 to begin the ...

Underground Cities: The Next Frontier Might Be Underneath Your Feet

Dan Barasch, one of the project's cofounders, tells Mashable that every Lower East Side elected official has supported the idea. Logistics are still being finalized, he says, but he expects the park to be completed in five years. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments...

This Wheel Transforms Any Bicycle Into A Super-Bike

In New York City, architects Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have proposed "The Lowline," a plan to transform New York City's abandoned Delancey Street terminal into an underground park...

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11), 8:30 p.m. @ Lilium at the W Hotel, 201 Park Ave S. Speakers include Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Julius Marchwicki (Ford), Abigail Posner (Google), Dan Barasch (Lowline), Benjamin Dyett (Grind) and others. Friday (Apr. 12), 9 a.m. @ Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place ...

How Will the Lowline Make the Leap From Idea to Reality?

Since Dan Barasch and James Ramsey unveiled their plans for an innovative underground park, the project, known as the Lowline, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, gained the support of government officials, and won the hearts of many local residents. But how will the Lowline ...

Lowline Benefit Draws Celebrities, Cash to Build Underground Park

Aside from convincing the MTA to turn the former trolley terminal over, project co-founders Dan Barasch and James Ramsey estimate that they will need to raise $60 million in capital funds to build the park and develop the emergent technology needed to channel sunlight underground and ...

Building An Underground Park Lit By Natural Sunlight [PSFK 2013]

Dan Barasch on May 26, 2013. @kineticdb Speaking at PSFK CONFERENCE 2013, Dan Barasch Co-Founder of the Lowline, introduced his project for a crowd funded underground green space andpark below Delancey Street in New York City. The Lowline is a proposal to transform the abandoned ...

Dan Barasch: Rethinking Public Space With The Lowline Park [PSFK 2013]

Dan Barasch is the co-founder of The Lowline, an underground park on New York’s Lower East Side. He spoke to PSFK about the project and how transforming hidden urban spaces can change the attitude of a city. You will be speaking about The Lowline at a conference April 12. What inspired ...

Beyond the High Line: Transforming the Lowline, September 10

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey, founders of the Delancey Undergroud Project, will discuss their plans to turn the Williamsburg Trolley Terminal (under Delancey Street) into 60,000 square feet of public, green space, immune to the ills of the cold, rain and snow. Plans include space for ...

Great Talks From Last Year's PSFK CONFERENCES

Dan Barasch, co-founder of The Lowline, talked about his plan to build the world’s first underground park beneath New York City’s Lower East Side. Abigail Posner, chief of Google ’s Strategic Planning Practice, talked about how the company is attempting to humanize branding by becoming ...

LowLine Creators Reach Initial Fundraising Goal On Kickstarter

Dan Barasch and James Ramsey have secured the initial funds for the LowLine, an underground park on Manhattan's Lower East Side. While they lack the generous $20 million that the Diller-von-Furstenberg Foundation donated to the High Line, the group's Kickstarter page shows that they’ve ...

The Lowline Partners With ABSOLUT® To Introduce "Absolut Lowline," A New Effort To Bring Together Lo...

"We are excited to offer a fresh new way to support the Lowline," said Dan Barasch, Lowline Co-Founder and Executive Director. "Many of our neighbors have embraced our proposed idea of a new vibrant public space, and the "Absolut Lowline" program presents a great opportunity for many ...

Proposed ‘Lowline’ park would create underground oasis in NYC

The founders of the park plan, architect James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, have built a full-scale model of what they're calling the Lowline, a park in an abandoned subway station below Delancey street. To give New Yorkers a sense of what a subterranean play area would be like, the ...

Dan Barasch: How The Lowline Is Reinventing What We Think About Public Space [PSFK 2013]

Dan Barasch is the co-founder of The Lowline, an underground park on New York’s Lower East Side. He spoke to PSFK about the project and how to transforming hidden urban spaces can change the attitude of a city. You will be speaking about The Lowline at a conference April 12. What ...

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