That is the name being proposed by a real estate-focused think tank born out of Columbia University. Lower Lower Manhattan is the brainchild of the Center for Urban Real Estate and would be constructed by dumping a whole lot of landfill between Lower Manhattan and Governors Island, establishing 88 million square feet of new space.
Although it sounds far fetched at first, Battery Park City didn’t exist until it was created via similar methods back in the 70s using the material excavated from the World Trade Center. That project only took almost four decades to complete and just this year, “every parcel in BPC has now been built out,” according to the Architectural Record.
So, it sounds like an interesting idea, but can someone please come up with a better name than LoLo? (Photo: Tony.Smull/panoramio)