High Line Corridor Network, ClosedLoops, Image: Colin Curley

High Line Corridor Network, ClosedLoops, Image: Colin Curley

After five years of research, ClosedLoops is transitioning from feasibility and cost-benefit analysis to pre-development planning for a demonstration project in one of New York City's fastest-growing neighborhoods.

In December, 2015 NYSERDA and NYSDOT awarded ClosedLoops a second round of funding to advance our proposal for a pneumatic network serving the High Line Park and adjacent buildings. The NYC Departments of Sanitation and Transportation were among those who supported this grant application.

Project Timeframe: April 2016 to October 2017

Project Team: Pneumatic engineering: Green Bending; Waste operations: Foodprint Group; Code compliance, design & visualization: Caliper Architecture; Real estate metrics: James Lima Planning + Development

Project Partners: Pneumatic technology provider: MariMatic; Rail development provider: Rail Cents; AD technology provider: Impact BioEnergy

Public Agency Advisors: Mayor's Office of Sustainability; DSNY; NYC DOT, Office of Freight Mobility

Links

Urban Omnibus Article

Volvo Research Foundation Report

DNAinfo: 'Giant Vacuum Cleaner' Could Replace Current Trash System on the High Line