"Left On The Drawing Board" at Troy Innovation Garage

mid-crosstown arterial park downtown rendering

Back in November we mentioned the call for entries for "Left On The Drawing Board: Alternate futures of the Capital District." And now the event is here -- this Friday, January 26 -- at the Troy Innovation Garage.

Blurbage for the event organized by Cornerstone Consulting and Troy by Gas-Light:

Much has been written and discussed about the building and highway projects that have been built in the Capital District throughout its four century history, and the impacts, both positive and negative, of such projects on the communities in which they are located. But, what about the multitude of projects that never made it past the drawing board, or those that were begun but never completed? Those unbuilt and incomplete projects and how they might have changed the look and feel of the region will be examined in a series of presentations...

The lineup of presenters and presentations is below.

The event starts at 6 pm. It's free and open to the public.


First Half

Jack McEneny - Opening Address

H.H. Richardson's Albany Cathedral - John I. Mesick, Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects -

787-WTF - Scott Townsend, 3t Architects

Garnet Baltimore's Plan for Troy - Kathy Sheehan, City of Troy and Rensselaer County Historian

Unbuilt Highways of the NY Capital District - Reuben Hull, District Regional Director for McLaren Engineering

Second Half

Ray Bromley - Address to open the second half

The American Museum of Electricity - Chris Leonard, General Electric Realty Plot Historian -

2002 North and South Plans for Albany Riverfront - Mark Thaler, Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation, LLP

Central Avenue: Opportunities and Suggestions for Enhancing Bicycle and Pedestrian Access - Hassan Elminyawi, Urban Planner


+ What would Albany be like today if the Empire State Plaza had not been built?

+ Other Timelines

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.


Recently on All Over Albany

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Chris Lamberth

The Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series is bringing Chris Lamberth back to Proctors August 25. Tickets are $15 ahead / $20 at the... (more)

Forest walk for mushrooms, and a few other things do with the Rensselaer Land Trust

This could be interesting: The Rensselaer Land Trust has a mushroom walk led by mycologist Sue Van Hook lined up for August 25. Blurbage: Sue... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Gather your summer weekend fun while you can. This weekend is overflowing with music, summer theater festivals, fair food, Ferris wheels and more. Here's our... (more)

Delaware Ave road diet in Bethlehem

The town of Bethlehem is moving toward a road diet/traffic calming for Delaware Ave -- and it's interesting to watch the conversation in the town... (more)

Colson Whitehead is the next New York State Author, Alicia Ostriker the next State Poet

The next New York State Author will be Colson Whitehead, and the next State Poet will be Alicia Ostriker. Their selection was announced this week... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

Here's the proposed design for the Albany Skyway

...has 17 comments, most recently from Paul

Delaware Ave road diet in Bethlehem

...has 1 comment, most recently from Rob

Morning Blend for Aug 15

...has 4 comments, most recently from John B.

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 18 comments, most recently from Mike

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 7 comments, most recently from MM