As part of Experiments in Motion, Graduate Architecture students from Columbia got a private tour of the the Delancey Underground.
Under Over Out Studio - Site visit to the Delancey Underground
The Delancey Underground is an unused trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge; this site is speculated to become a subterranean public park nicknamed the “Low Line”. The current proposal includes the use of innovative fiber optics to reflect light underground as a means of activating the space and generating the capacity for plants, trees, and grasses to thrive indoors. This space has the potential to be the next phase in urban design, in which the increased scarcity of resources forces us to imagine smarter, more creative uses of public spaces. This semester the students will design their own strategies for reanimating The Delancey Underground as an inter-modal transportation/mobility/transfer/communication hub.