This international ideas competition

generated bold visions that describe how the Bronx and the Grand Concourse can evolve in coming decades to cope with pressing needs for housing, green space, and transportation. Almost 400 people from over 25 countries submitted their ideas! From this incredible pool of imaginative ideas, the jury selected 7 winning proposals from a shortlist of 35. View the submissions.

This enthusiastic response from around the world proves that now is the time to make sure that the Bronx’s omnipresent dynamism, occasional radicalism and enduring creativity find expression in the public realm.

The 7 finalists developed their original proposals into animations, renderings, models, and interactive installations for the “Intersections: Grand Concourse Beyond 100” exhibition at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, on view now through January 3, 2010. First prize was awarded by the competition jury to Dongsei Kim and Jamieson Fajardo of Columbia University for “p.U.M.p.”. 

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Video: Grand Concourse Tour

Lifelong Bronx resident Sam Goodman sketches a brief history of the Grand Concourse and explains the needs of the present-day community.

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Bronx Grand Concourse Slideshow

Discover the history of the Concourse, through photos of the early construction up to the present day.