With their funding target easily surpassed, the Low Line subterranean recreational space is on its way to construction.

This article titled “High hopes for LowLine as funding deadline is reached” was written by Adam Gabbatt in New York, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 6th April 2012 17.09 UTC

The world’s first underground park moves a step closer to reality on Friday, when a public funding drive for an innovative design proposal closes.

A plan to build the LowLine, a vast, subterranean public space in New York’s Lower East Side, has has attracted donations totalling more than $150,000 on the funding website Kickstarter since 22 February.

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