Lowline Fundraiser at Water Mill
Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Water Mill, NY
Come get the lowdown on the Lowline, the world's first underground parkFundraiser Hosted By:Ariane Goldman, Julia Hornig, Mo Koyfman and Hilary Rosenman, Marquise StillwellEvent Committee:Serena Altschul and Cooper Cox, Jennifer Blumin, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Willie Mack,
Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska, Amy Novogratz, Victoria Schweizer, Charles SommerSaturday, August 4th675 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY 11976Cocktails 6-8pmNOTE: Parking is at Flying Point Beach (shuttles will take guests to and from the event)Your ticket price of $100 for cocktailswill go towards completing the research needed to make this park a reality.Get a sneak peek of the latest progress on the project that has everyone's attention-- the Lowline!Co-founded by Dan Barasch and James Ramsey, the Lowline aims to convert an abandoned trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street into an extraordinary subterranean public park. But the Lowline is more than an economic revitalization opportunity– it also represents cutting edge design and a new generation of green technology. It is at the heart of a broader global discussion about the potential of remnant urban infrastructure, and the need for cities to re-invent themeaning of space– above and below ground. The project envisions a fresh approach to solar technology, allowing light to be reflected underground, saving electricity, reducing carbon emissions, and generating the capacity for plants, trees, and grasses to thrive indoors. The Lowline is essentially part of the next phase in urban design, in which human scale and increasing resource scarcity force us to imagine smarter, more creative use of public spaces.The Lowline team is currently building a small-scale model of this technological approach, for public demonstration in an abandoned warehouse right on Delancey Street. This “mini Lowline park” is meant to help the community envision how the technology would function and the stunning aesthetic elements of its installation. At this special event, the Co-Founders will unveil initial drawings, images, and plans for this exhibit-- providing attendees an inside look at the very latest on this extraordinary effort.
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