09/13/2012 11:32 am ET

'LowLine' Preview Features Life-Size Model of Proposed Underground Park (PHOTOS)

LOWER EAST SIDE — A full-scale model of a proposed project that would transform an abandoned train station beneath Delancey Street into a subterranean park was unveiled Wednesday — giving visitors a first glimpse into the innovative project.

The “Delancey Underground” plan — otherwise known as the “Lowline” — would convert a defunct trolley terminal that covers nearly 2 acres beneath the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge into a belowground oasis using solar technology to channel sunlight for trees and other plants to grow.

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