Underground park looks to provide NYC relief

Development in abandoned subway station could provide city dwellers with area for much needed respite.

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    New York City is home to one of the most iconic skylines in the world, but in an area as densely populated as Manhattan, finding space away from the fast-paced metropolis is becoming increasingly difficult.

    One project is exploring an innovative solution - an underground park in the abandoned Delancy Street subway station.

    The proposed 60,000 square foot public park, based on a pioneering light technology by architects James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, must first gain the approval of more than a dozen city and state planning authorities before it can be implemented.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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