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Escalator under Water @ South Ferry

The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, as documented above by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, included flooding in the South Ferry subway station in lower Manhattan, home to the lovely tree installation by the Starn brothers we reported on four years ago. Back then, the station looked like this:

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Rendering of underground tree

And now for something completely different… simply by proposing a new park, three New York entrepreneurs have made waves among Manhattanites, urban planners and architecture nerds. The reason: their want to put the park completely underground, in a defunct trolley station on the Lower East Side, which looks like this:

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On July 12, in the high noon sun, I caught sight of a plant living down below the street, underneath the subway grates at 9th Street and 6th Avenue.

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From the U8 Plant Quiz

Our quiz about plants near Berlin’s U8 subway line is officially over! The poster in the Bernauer Straße station came down last week and it’s time to announce a winner and reveal the answers to the quiz.

If you haven’t tried the quiz, you can still find it here – just for fun, no more prizes will be awarded. If you’re ready to see the answers, read on.

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There is just one day left to try your luck at our U8 Plant Quiz, on view in the exhibition “Glück Gehabt!” (That was Lucky!) in the Berlin subway. This exhibition of artists’ posters will be ending tomorrow, and so will our quiz.

You can take the quiz right here on our website. It features six plants that we observered near stations near the U8 subway line. Whether you live in Berlin or not, you are invited to try to guess which station each plant was growing near. I mean, you can always take a virtual walk in Google Earth, right? Those who locate all 6 plants correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a piece of art. 

If you DO live in Berlin and might be passing through the Bernauer Str. station today or tomorrow, you can catch a glimpse of our poster before it is taken down.

We’ll announce the winner next week here on the blog. Good luck!

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Photo of tree installation in subway station.

There will be trees in the subway in Lower Manhattan, reported the New York Times today. Artists (and twin brothers) Mike and Doug Starn are completing an installation in the New South Ferry Terminal, which is being built below the existing South Ferry Terminal. (more…)

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