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Lowline Construction Chronicles

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The proposal to create an underground park in an abandoned trolley terminal at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge has been floating around for nearly two years now. Most people are smitten with the idea, however lofty it may seem, but there is at least one person who strongly disagrees: Benjamin Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas, who thinks the space should be reused for transit. In his latest post, he calls the Lowline "the project that just won't die." "[It] gets press because it's a unique idea, but ultimately, we don't even know if it's a sustainable or realistic idea. The MTA would have to go through an RFP process for the space, and build-out and maintenance costs won't decrease. It's not going to be five years or ten, [...] and it probably shouldn't be ever." [SAS; previously]