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But, how about beautiful spaces with natural sunlight, grass, trees and remarkably good-looking people relaxing in a park-like setting? Well, that’s exactly what pops into the heads of architect James Ramsey and his partner Dan Barasch. The pair want to turn the rundown, graffiti-covered trolley terminal under Delancey Street into an underground park, reports CBS 2′s Don Dahler.
“It’s part historical rediscovery of an amazing space; it’s part science-fiction. And I think it’s part just sort of a green, magical community renewal,” Ramsey said.
“This is a space that could be used on a day like this that’s rainy and cold and grey. And it could be used in winter and it could be used when it’s freezing outside,” Barasch added.
The proposed park, which would be free to the public, has gotten a positive response from the city and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and although the developers aren’t sure yet how much it would cost, they’ve already started raising funds for their subterranean vision of the future.
it appears to be a different Dan Burisch
Dan oversees PopTech's corporate, media, and pro bono partnerships, helping draw diverse innovators from across sectors into the PopTech community. His background spans the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, with prior roles at Google, UNICEF, the 9/11 Survivors' Fund, the World Affairs Council, and New York City government. Outside of PopTech, Dan is leading a project to turn an abandoned subway station into an underground community park.