Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

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The Lowline in New York City. Photo by Alyson Goodman.

Who would have ever thought that there would be a dense underground forest in Manhattan? For a little more than two years The Lowline Lab project was on display in New York City’s Lower East Side. A few months ago my friend and I visited the lab and I’m counting down the days to 2021 when the project becomes a reality.

You step off a bustling city street and are transported to another world. Thanks to solar technology an urban jungle is growing without the help of any natural light. The lab is now closed, it served as a trial run to see if the technology they built could grow plants underground. The project was a success and The Lowline will be built in a historic trolley terminal on Delancey Street. For more information on the project visit The Lowline.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Michaela says:

    This sounds like an amazing project! I always love reading about stuff like this as I love nature but have to live in a city. Fortunately I live near to two huge botanical gardens.
    Your photo is beautiful 🙂

  2. Mabel Kwong says:

    What an amazing, innovative project. Good to hear that you got to see it when it was still open. It sounds like a big, big jungle beneath the concrete jungle – science can be amazing. From the sounds of it, it seems like a completely different world down there, away from the hustle and bustle and the daily grind 🙂

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