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Contest launched for second Highline in Queens

The American Institute of Architects has launched an ideas contest to convert an elevated railway line into a green space in Queens, New York

Open to students and recently qualified professionals, the competition seeks proposals for a 5.6km stretch of abandoned railway in South Queens.

Closed in 1955, the structure features two tracks and rises up to five metres above street level.

The project would serve a less densely developed area than Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s high-profile Highline park in Manhattan.

Submissions are due by six January and the winners will be announced in March 2014.

An Exhibition of submitted works will be held in July and a total prize fund of £6,100 has been announced.

Further contest details and the brief are available on the competition page

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