This is what happens when you get the band back together, huh?
In 2014, James Murphy began campaigning to be allowed to compose music that would play when triggered by New York City subway turnstiles. The project, which was taken on by Heinekin for sponsorship, was essentially rejected by the MTA, who wouldn’t disrupt New Yorkers’ ability to use the train (more than it usually does, at least) to install Murphy’s work. Now, it has a home as the soundtrack to underground park the Lowline on New York’s Lower East Side.
Locals and recent visitors are likely familiar with the Highline, a park that runs along Manhattan’s West Side built on old elevated subway platforms that provides green space above ground, away from traffic. The Lowline is the same kind of thing, only it’s underground, and will feature James Murphy subway turnstiles. Sure!
Watch a promotional video for the park below. It’s narrated by Nancy Whang and brings a whole new meaning to “New York, I love you, but you’re bringing me down.”