Press Release: Firms Picked for Feasibility and Planning Phases of the QueensWay

August 20th, 2013

By the Trust for Public Land – New York – 08/20/2013

Two New York firms have been chosen to lead a design and feasibility plan to turn 3.5 miles of an abandoned railroad in Queens into the new QueensWay park, The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay announced today.

The firms are WXY architecture + urban design and dlandstudio. They were selected by a panel which looked at 29 proposals from as far away as China.

When it is finished, the QueensWay will create a 3.5 mile linear park along an old Long Island Railroad track path, stretching through central and southern Queens. It will connect multiple communities and provide green space for 250,000 people in the borough. The park will also celebrate the borough’s diversity, with art, sculpture and food from around the world.

Read more about the press conference in the NY Daily News and the Wall St Journal 

Representatives of FQW and TPL announcing the QW feasability team at a press conference in Forest Hills, 8/20/13