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Nonprofit Wants To Build Parks Under Train Tracks, Overpasses

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The nonprofit that helped kickstart the High Line wants to create more High Line-like spaces under spaces that are like the High Line. What now? The project is called "Under the Elevated," and it's a project by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Department of Transportation to transform the areas under elevated infrastructure?the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the above-ground train tracks in Harlem, etc.?into places that people might actually want to spend some time. Most of this land, of which there is 100 million-square-feet throughout the city, is occupied by terrifying lots where mass murderers hang out desolate, trash-strewn lots used for parking or storage. The Design Trust is currently seeking fellows to help create design guidelines that would pave the way for these sites to become "permanent or temporary uses that will enliven the public realm of neighboring communities." Sound like your cup of tea? Find all the details here.
· Under the Elevated [official]
· Design Trust for Public Space [official]