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Lowline Young Designers’ Exhibit Opens March 22

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Young Designers pose with  members of The Lowline team at the Mark Miller Gallery in 2014.
Young Designers pose with members of The Lowline team at the Mark Miller Gallery in 2014.

Later this month, the Lowline’s Young Designers will be back at the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard Street to show off their ideas for a proposed underground park. The team behind the effort to activate an old trolley station underneath Delancey Street continues their efforts to gain access to the site from the MTA. The young designers program, a partnership with local non-profit organizations, is just one of their initiatives to build support for the proposal.

On March 22, a workshop and exhibition called “Shaping the Lowline” will open for an eight-day run, showcasing the students’ 3D models, photos and written narratives. The kids are part of the after school programs run by University Settlement, the 14th Street Y, Educational Alliance, Asian Americans for Equality, Grand Street Settlement and Henry Street Settlement.

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Students in Lowline program visit the underground space across from the J Train platform.

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Back in December, we tagged along with a some of the students in the program, as they toured historic sites on the Lower East Side and got a chance to view the Lowline space from the subway platform below Delancey Street. At the time, they were just beginning to formulate their ideas for the 60,000 sq. ft. space. Click here to learn more about the Young Designers Program.

The gallery opening takes place Sunday, March 22 from noon-6 p.m. The Mark Miller Gallery is located at 92 Orchard St. The exhibit will be open daily from noon-6 p.m. through March 29. You can RSVP for the opening here.

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  1. If this Lowline idea has even half the effect on this neighborhood that the Highline has had on its surrounds, I hope the students’ designs include all the luxury development that will be replacing their homes.

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