Buffalo DL&W rail corridor competition draws designers from 50 countries

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Hundreds of people from all around the globe are vying for a chance to redesign Buffalo’s next Urban Greenway.

The Western New York Land Conservancy kicked off an international design ideas competition for Buffalo’s DL&W rail corridor last month.

The goal is to create a mutli-use nature trail and park that will connect Canalside and the Buffalo River to Solar City. The path runs through Perry neighborhood, The Valley and the Old First Ward.

More than 300 teams from 50 different countries registered for the compeition.

Teams will need to submit visionary concepts for a juried competition that will lay the groundwork for transforming the abandoned 1.5-mile corridor into an iconic, innovative, and inspiring multi-use nature trail and greenway.

The design ideas are due Friday, February 15, and winners of the competition will be announced this spring.

Registrations have already rolled in from every continent except Antarctica.

The winners of the competition will be announced this Spring and the top three will win cash awards.

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