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Official proposal released for world’s first underground park

The projected cost of the project is $83 million.
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Just a couple months ago, the NYCEconomic Development Corporationgranted preliminary approvalsto theLowline, the world’sfirst underground park. This came after the city put out aRequest for Expressions of Interest (RFEI)late last yearfor the60,000-square-foot abandoned trolley terminal below Delancey Street.The Lowlineproposal was the only one received, and initially the 154-page document was only to bepublicly available through a Freedom of Information Law request, but the group worked with the EDC to release it to the community.The Lo-Downgot a look at the document, which reveals everything from the projected cost of the project ($83 million) and operating hours (6am to 9pm, five days a week) to specific design elements like a “ramble” and1,600-square-foot cafe/bar.

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