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Old April 24th, 2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Never-Built Projects in S&B

What are some of the big or nice projects in your country that was planned and everything, but never got approved.. or never got built??

The best project i've seen for Denmark is this 150m skyscraper in Århus "Stjernecentret". Designed in 1988 by, of course, Jørn Ulzon. Damn how i wish this could have been built!
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Rigsarkivet in Ørestad: This one would have been awesome too..
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Bella Rica Hotel in Copenhagen: /\ same with this one
Link to picture: Here

Thats all i can think of .. i dont really know any other big or nice projects that have been turned down in DK.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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Uff, sometime ago I made a thread about "never built" Riga highrise projects. This one:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=183736
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Old April 24th, 2005, 09:15 PM   #3
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Scandinavian Tower, Malmö. Planned, proposed and approved, but never built. It was kind of ugly anyway so..
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Old April 24th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #4
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Scandinavian Tower, Malmö, Sweden
75 000 sq m, 85 floors, 325 m with antenna, 1997
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #5
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i like this scandinavian tower
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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:51 PM   #6
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What are some of the big or nice projects in your country that was planned and everything, but never got approved.. or never got built??

The best project i've seen for Denmark is this 150m skyscraper in Århus "Stjernecentret". Designed in 1988 by, of course, Jørn Ulzon. Damn how i wish this could have been built!
Link to picture: Here

Rigsarkivet in Ørestad: This one would have been awesome too..
Link to picture: Here

Bella Rica Hotel in Copenhagen: /\ same with this one
Link to picture: Here

Thats all i can think of .. i dont really know any other big or nice projects that have been turned down in DK.
Det Danske hus for kunst og videnskab

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Old April 25th, 2005, 03:54 PM   #7
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There is already another thread similar to this one, also started by Gatis: HERE
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Old April 25th, 2005, 04:07 PM   #8
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There is already another thread similar to this one, also started by Gatis: HERE
But it is difficult to find old threads because the search-fuction has been disabled for some stupid reason
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Old April 25th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #9
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/\ I think it took too much bandwith. The server hasn't exactly been very fast the last months. I've heard it will return though, when they get the server (or however they'll fix the problems).

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Old April 25th, 2005, 04:53 PM   #10
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I used almost only "search" earlier. It is hard to live without it, but this forum is too interesting to be away from it.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 05:03 PM   #11
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Helsinki:


King Avenue, unfortunately they never built this..


Kalevala House, this one would had been very cool!


Huge highway through the Downtown - huh fortunately it was just a dream..


City Center - fortunately they built just a small part of this terrible house. Nowwadays it's nick name is Makkaratalo, which means Sausage house..

In the same place once stood a very beautiful old house:
http://www.hel.fi/kaumuseo/doc/lehdistokuvat/skoha.jpg

You can see more never built Helsinki projects here (it's in Finnish, but just click the images to see more)
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Old April 25th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #12
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More never build Helsinki projects:

Flatscreen, 150 meters tall office building. Was cancelled because of the recession.

KONE tower, ~100 meters tall office building. Don't know why it was cancelled, but instead of that tower, the KONE corporation built 18-storey tower to Espoo.
Itämerentori (66m) is located next to the site, where KONE building was supposed to be build.

There were also plans to build 3 (iirc) towers to Pitäjänmäki, where the SysOpen (17-storeys) is located now.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #13
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http://www.avoin.helsinki.fi/materia...i_suurhki2.jpg

you have no idea how similar SUur-Tallinn would have been? Eliel Saarinen did the project in 1911-1913... by the him Tallinn would be 625 000 by 2000... sadly some soviet sons of... ruined the hopes of him, me and every other estonian...

heres a pic (small part)

Notice Estonian National Opera in the Right Upper corner... nuux

if the russians had not invaded... Tallinn would be a very different place.... (btw, what was the pop of Helsinki at that time?)

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Old April 26th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #14
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Church in Newtown of Vilnius. The constructions of it started before World War I. It wasn't completed and during soviet times unfinished building was made into culture palace for builders. Now there are talks that it should be finished but I doubt that it will be finished. Height of it is about 100 meters:
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:31 AM   #15
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Nye Brann stadion towers

The 150m tall proposal from 2001. Two twins proposed next to the new stadium. This proposal was left in 2002.

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Old April 26th, 2005, 10:31 AM   #16
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Nye Brann stadion towers

The 150m tall proposal from 2001. Two twins proposed next to the new stadium. This proposal was left in 2002.

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This looks pretty cool....
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Old April 26th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #17
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you have no idea how similar SUur-Tallinn would have been? Eliel Saarinen did the project in 1911-1913... by the him Tallinn would be 625 000 by 2000...
Wow! I didn't know about those Saarinen's Suur-Tallinn projects. Do you have any other pics?

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(btw, what was the pop of Helsinki at that time?)
Before World War II it was approximately 100 000 (if you mean those Saarinen's Suur-Helsinki prjojects). I don't know what the population was after WW II, but then it started to raise rapidly. In 1960's architects thought it will be over one million in 2000.

I really like those Saarinen's Suur-Tallinn and Suur-Helsinki projects, it's sad that World War II ruined them in both cities.

Most of those 50's--> projects, like the Sausage house are terrible.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #18
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eliel saarinen and his drawings for ''grand tallinn''

viljandi square

town hall square <-- the town hall stands where today is hotel viru.

pärnu square

opera square

lasnamäe square

three lions' square

central train station



the plans weren't realized because of wwI and lack of money. i guess these plans were too ''grand'' indeed for tallinn (:
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Old April 26th, 2005, 09:11 PM   #19
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oh my god... how fkin sad is that... Tallinn would be like Paris! Those plans are just so beutiful...
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Old April 27th, 2005, 08:51 PM   #20
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IMO street network would look cool, but buildings look too similar to each other.
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