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January 01 2015


Images Of An Underground Park In New York City

var imagebase='file://D:/Program Files (x86)/FeedReader/'; Images Of An Underground Park In New York City 15:36 30.12.2014, Maxx, amazing, World Of Technology New York is known for it’s super tall buildings, busy life, and incredible parks. But What New York City is going to do next is absolutely incredible. It has immediately jumped to the top of my list of places to visit once it is finally complete.
It all started with an old train station. This train station is 116 years old.

The area, with ceilings 20 feet (6.1 m) high, extends three blocks east from Essex Street to Clinton Street and was used until 1948 as a station and balloon loop for streetcars crossing the Williamsburg Bridge to and from Brooklyn.

Natural light will be directed below ground using fiber optics—called “remote skylights” to provide an area in which trees and grass will be grown beneath the city street

The idea is to create the first, living, underground park.

This is how it is designed to work.

Although the majority of the lighting would be coming from above ground, there would be artificial lighting at night and when the sun is obscured by clouds.

This amazing and unique project has been endorsed by politicians and local organizations across the city.

If everything goes according to plan, the new park will be open for the public in 2018.

And the public is absolutely thrilled about the new park.

In September 2012, the team built a full scale of the new underground technology in an abandoned warehouse in the Lower East Side, for the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit.

And it was a packed house, people are fascinated with the idea.

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Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any single thing you’re supposed to build with it. Instead, the kit is accompanied by a thick, 277-page guidebook filled with architectural concepts and building techniques alongside real world insights from prominent architecture studios from around the globe. In other words, this box o’ bricks is a little different. Where past Lego products might have had the happy ancillary effect of nurturing youngsters’ interest in architecture, here, that’s the entire point.

Seventy-three different kinds of bricks are included in the set. But bricks are easy to find. It’s the guidebook that’s truly new. Its pages offer accessible overviews of basic architectural concepts, along with illustrated exercises for exploring them in Lego form. Pages on negative space and interior sections, for example, encourage budding builders to think not only about how their miniature creations look from the outside but also in terms of what sorts of spaces they contain within them.



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A view of Chicago’s historic La Salle Street train station, November 1936

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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton’s house

The house used to be two separate dwellings. Now, one belongs to Tim and one to Helena.

Each has its own very distinct decor: hers is girly, vintage and chintzy, while his is a gothic melange of ‘skeletons and weird things’ and floor lights in neon shades. Each partner has their own television, their own Sky Plus and their own kitchen - although Tim’s is barely used.

At night they sleep in their respective dwellings. Not only is Tim an insomniac who likes to pace and watch TV, he says that she talks too much and that he needs some peace and quiet away from her. And anyway, counters Helena, he snores.

And yet there is the occasional blurring of boundaries since Helena has a craft room in Tim’s half of the house where she likes to print hearts onto fabric and stitch ribbons onto mob caps. 

She has, as followers of her distinctly ‘shabby-chic’ style will testify, a weakness for fripperies such as broderie anglaise and bobbles.

The two studio houses are joined by a ground level communal room, which is essentially a very grand hallway. Recently, a third home was purchased in the street which is home to the nanny and the couple’s two children, Billy Ray, six, and Nell, two.

So how on earth does it work? 

'He always visits, which is really touching. He's always coming over,' says Helena of Tim, in a way that suggests she considers this a perfectly normal version of cohabitation. 

It’s a rather rum state of affairs, but Helena enthuses: ‘It really is a great idea. You never have to compromise emotionally or feel invaded.’

It is only when you start to consider how very different they are that you begin to understand why the set-up works so well. After all, Tim - the creative genius behind macabre works such as Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow - prefers to speak as little as possible, while Helena loves nothing more than to chatter away.

'He's much shyer than me,' she has said. 'I used to say that he was a home for abandoned sentences.'


is this real life could they be any more perfect

This is genuinely how I would want to live with a partner it sounds perfect and lovely.

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March 15 2013

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