QueensWay Elevated Park Receives Over $440K in Funding for First Phase
The WXY Studio Architecture + Urban Design and dlandstudio design of an elevated park in Queens, New York has just gotten a $440,000 cash infusion from New York State. The money will go towards the design of the first phase of the project, estimated to cost $120M to build. The park, when complete, would transform 3.5 miles of abandoned elevated railway into a park akin to the High Line Park in Manhattan.
“Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC
Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm (previously on Archinect). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the... View full entry
AIANY ENYA reveals winning ideas for QueensWay Connection competition
Plans for building a new QueensWay are moving forward. The AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm. The biennial competition brought in ideas from around the globe on how to transform an abandoned railway into an urban greenway as a community space for nearby neighborhoods in Queens, New York.
Out of 120 proposals from 28 countries, the jury selected the following winners:ENYA Prize, US$5,000: The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert (Paris, France)2nd Prize, US$2,500: Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov (Basel, Switzerland)3rd Prize, US$1,000: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng (Toronto... View full entry
Submit your proposal to the AIANY ENYA “Queensway Connection” competition by January 2014
"Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm," the sixth biennial competition from the AIANY's Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee is open for submissions until January 6th, 2014. The competition will support the feasibility study — currently being conducted by WXY... View full entry
WXY & DLANDSTUDIO selected for QueensWay feasibility study
[...] WXY Architecture + Urban Design and DLANDSTUDIO have been selected to lead a feasibility study and planning phase for the QueensWay in Queens, NY, after the Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay announced the competition winners on Aug. 20. Similar to urban revival projects like the NYC High Line, the QueensWay is a linear greenway park that will replace the abandoned 3.5-mile-long railway of the former Long Island Rail Road line—which has been dormant since 1962.
Additionally, the Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay are sponsoring the just-launched ENYA 2014 "Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm" ideas competition that you can read about here. View full entry