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Vienna-based PLANET ARCHITECTS wins international competition for ideas for the New York Greenway

April 17, 2012

Austrian know-how and expertise envisions the completion of the East River Greenway, a cycle path along the Hudson and East River banks

In the summer of 2011, the “Close the Gap” competition was held by Transportation Alternatives, and d3 (an international journal for architecture and design) in order to generate ideas for the New York City Greenway. The greenway is a cycle path that loops along the banks of the Hudson and East River but is interrupted by a huge gap along the East River Waterfront, between 38th and 58th street. The East River Waterfront has long been in need of infrastructure changes as the FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) highway runs along the waterfront and prevents access to bike paths and the waterfront. Plans to implement changes have been 18 years in the making and are finally one step closer in realization.

The fascinating aspect of the competition is that Planet Architects beat the competition by relying on their own creativity and information available on the internet.

For further details, please click here [pdf, 2,954.7kb].