The launch of the Low Line exhibit last week previewed the potential of life in subterranean Manhattan. Here we take a look inside the surreal scenes of an underground park, fed by light from fancy new solar technology, and then hang out at as a special benefit held on Thursday night to promote the dream park. Among the guests? None other than Entourage star Adrian Grenier. Now that it’s drawing some star power, it looks like the Low Line might be able to rock some of that High Line magic all the way to reality.
This maple grows from a bed of moss, chosen because of it's ability to flourish on the darker canopy of the rainforest.
The organisms below are fed by the light from the solar technology demo.
The light is sourced from a rotating sun beamer on the roof of the warehouse.
The solar technology demo sources sunlight through a rotating beamer on the roof of the warehouse.
The illuminated $5,000 Japanese Maple Tree.
The plants and trees chosen by Misty Gonzalez, of Hortus Environmental Design.
The underground space is hoping to "combine performance and education," said co-founder James Ramsey.
The concept of the Low Line treats "light like a liquid," James Ramsey explained.
Cel-ray cocktails! How Lower East Side.
Serving up another Lowe East Side staple.
Gabrielle Hamilton, hero of nearby Prune restaurant, prepared much of the evening's meals.
Digging in underground.
Guests take in a cool map installation.
Like the High Line, the Low Line attracts a fashionable crowd.
You guys come here often?