Curbed Planning Awards for New York City, 2011

Curbed offers its eclectic selection of the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate architecture, and neighborhood universes of New York City.

Curbed names the High Line Phase 2 as the top award, noting "The flyover, the popsicles, the raised lawns, and hovering HL23-all wonderful additions beyond Phase 1, with which we thought we were satisfied."

Other projects that make Curbed's 8th annual list include a giant plus-shaped addition to the East River waterfront, a High Line knockoff in Queens known as QueensWay, the newly awarded applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island, and the Outlandish Urban Plan of the Future: "There's need to build gondolas to traverse New York Harbor on your way to Governors Island when you can just erase the harbor with landfill. In addition to creating an overland passage to the city's future recreational isle, filling in the harbor creates a whole new downtown neighborhood: Lower Lower Manhattan, or LoLo!"

Full Story: Curbed Awards '11: Adventures in Urban Planning

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