The $50,000 Prize Site
Prize2theFuture, an international online competition, is seeking to transform this city block into something cool.
From this aerial view looking north over the eastern end of Railroad Park, the prize site is clearly visible. It’s the parking lot just to the right of the two tall chimneys of Alabama Power Company’s Powell Avenue Steam Plant.
Originally opened in 1895, the plant still supplies heat to buildings in Midtown Birmingham and the UAB campus nearby.