James Ramsey Interview
If the idea of a park was expanded upward by the High Line, there is a project underway in New York to expand it to the opposite direction: Delancey Underground, aka the Low Line.
Conceived by designer James Ramsey and joined by two of his friends, the project aims to build a public space underground on the Lower East Side where from 1903 to 1948 a trolley terminal served commuters between Williamsburg and Manhattan. Underground Development Foundation, the organization Ramsey started with two of his friends, R. Boykin Curry IV and Dan Barasch, was recently granted a non-profit status and now is in the process of fund-raising, preparing an exhibit to open in September, and going through a set of engineering studies. This massive, ambitious undertaking, if all goes well, might be materialized as soon as 2014 or 2015. We asked James Ramsey where the idea came from.