Underbelly Project

photo by workhorse

The nytimes profiles an underground art project that is literally underground and doesn’t want any visitors…

This is a brilliant example of multifunctional infrastructure and adaptive reuse.

The dining table is an installation by Jeff Stark. photo by Katherine Lorimer

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3 thoughts on “Underbelly Project

  1. Barry,
    RE; “This is a brilliant example of multifunctional infrastructure and adaptive reuse.”
    I would agree with you except for the fact that the city/government isn’t supporting/supportive of this reuse and therefore the project is having to be done as an “underground” project.

    It would be interesting if the city/government tried to appropriate the project and legitimize it..

  2. Cops now are arresting folks trying to sea the Underbelly Project – NYT. The good news is that “We have no intention of disturbing the works,” said Deirdre Parker, a spokeswoman for New York City Transit. The article goes on to discuss speculation of the location, likely ‘an abandoned station built in the 1930s atop the existing Broadway stop on the G line, near South Fourth Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.’

    A few links:
    http://www.theunderbellyproject.com/
    http://blog.vandalog.com/2010/11/the-underbelly-project-the-aftermath/
    http://imagestoliveby.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/the-underbelly-project/

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