Georgia Tech students take first steps to make Charleston Lowcountry Lowline a reality

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Some have called this project Charleston, South Carolina’s 21st century version of Central Park, the famed New York City green space. Others have termed it a “keystone” to rejuvenating a blighted area of the city and to reuniting neighborhoods separated decades ago by the construction of Interstate 26. Supporters say it will drive the economic future of the entire city.

It’s called the Charleston Lowcountry Lowline, a project to turn an abandoned railroad line in the heart of the Charleston peninsula into a 6.5-mile linear park — and a group of Georgia Tech students are helping take the first steps to making the dream a reality. 

The Lowline’s proponents imagine it as Charleston’s version of the High Line in New York City, where a park was built on an abandoned elevated rail line, or Atlanta’s Beltline, which has transformed old rail tracks into a thriving park-cum-transportation-corridor encircling the city center.

 Read the full story on the Georgia Tech CEE site.

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