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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #41
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Interesting...
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #42
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I wonder how much room they would have to sacrifice to get the structural integrity for that tower, versus how much they would benefit from it. I mean... no windows on the upper floors means it could only be used for storage, if anything, and storing stuff on the upper floors while selling it on the lower means unnecessarily much hauling stuff up and down elevators.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #43
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A completely crazy and gigantic, but actually not even totally unrealistic and impossible utopia devised by Herman SŲrgel in the 1920s was the so called Atlantropa or Panropa project.

The plan was basically to gain land by lower the sea leven of the mediteranean see by building dams at Gibraltar in the Bosporus and at Sicily:
That would have been a disaster on so many levels! (ecological, cultural, geo-political...) And I'm not sure what the benefit would be: I know the shores of the Mediterranean are densely populated but there is still enough room for everyone.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 05:57 AM   #44
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That would have been a disaster on so many levels! (ecological, cultural, geo-political...) And I'm not sure what the benefit would be: I know the shores of the Mediterranean are densely populated but there is still enough room for everyone.
Yeah you think about just what the Hoover Dam did. Water temrpature dropped 25 degrees, ecosystem blocked off and silt deposts are no longer natural. The water was originally warm and silty, very slow moving for the most part. Now its cold, blue and fast moving. This destroyed the ecosystem.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 05:45 PM   #45
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Hey hey!

Great thread!!!

I don't have any pics to post directly, however, I do have some excellent links. If you have a little time there are some amazing architectural renders and engravings contained therein.

Firstly, the great Irish architecture website Archiseek has a whole section devoted to unbuilt historical designs...well worth a look:

http://archiseek.com/buildings/irela...built-ireland/

Next, a fantastic website with many interesting designs which for one reason or another were never built:

http://www.andrewcusack.com/tag/unbuilt/

This is an art website, but nonetheless if you peruse it you will find many illustrations of historic buildings and proposals:

http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Thoma...lin,-1769.html

One of my favourites, this contains some gems from the noted architect Sir John Soane including designs for a Senate House and a Royal Palace:

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...35&print=small

Last but by no means least....our own SKC contains this great thread about Brazils unbuilt structures:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1386942&page=8

Enjoy

I will try to dig up a few pics to post soon

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:58 AM   #46
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^ Thanks for sharing!
Glad you like the thread.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:31 PM   #47
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^ Thanks for sharing!
Glad you like the thread.
Much and all as I like modern architecture and Highrise, I really love old architectural engravings!

I will try to post a few pics tonight
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:18 PM   #48
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Another futurist design conceived in 1925 by Russian architect and designer (later associated with the German Bauhaus), El Lissitzky is 'Cloud Iron'. It was series of horizontal skyscrapers proposed for Moscow. 8 huge structures were to sit above the train nodes a point to the city centre. Even now they all look completely modern.

Sorry I can't get the photos to post BUT - you can read more on the architect and this building here http://architectuul.com/architecture/cloud-iron

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http://architectuul.com/architecture...loud-iron/6629

Original sketch, El Lissitzky 1925
http://architectuul.com/architecture...loud-iron/6624

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:01 PM   #49
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Thanks for that Aleesha

Welcome to Skyscrapercity)!!
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 01:21 PM   #50
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Here are a couple of nice illustrations:

This is Joseph Clarkson Madisons Second placed design for the New Zealand Parliament Buildings:





Here is a John Soane design for a new Royal Palace:



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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:16 AM   #51
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The bridge drawn by the French engineer F. Arnodin in late 18. hundreds, by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. The Orient Express would not start in Paris and stop in Constantinople as then, but continue to Baghdad and later to Medina, Mekka and Cairo.

It would have had a pedestrian way, a road and a railroad.
Length: 1700 meters, linking Europa and Asia.
Also equipped with canons to defend the Bosporus against enemy invasions.



http://www.camlicabasim.com/pdf/kopruler.pdf
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Old January 26th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #52
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The bridge looks kinda ridiculous though, like little Mosques 'copy-pasted' onto a socles.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:46 AM   #53
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It would be a great touristic attraction today, though.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 03:28 AM   #54
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Thanks Cadir...that looks fantastic!

I see my pics didn't upload! Anybody reccommed an easy way to do it. I post on a few other sites but I always seem to have trouble uploading to SKC.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 07:21 PM   #55
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Center of Tirana (Albania) by Italian Architects during 1900
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:29 AM   #56
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more than one design right?
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Old February 1st, 2013, 02:42 AM   #57
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Center of Tirana (Albania) by Italian Architects during 1900
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This looks a little modern for 1900
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:06 AM   #58
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Hello, topic is great-congratulations. I have some interesting links below:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=877666
(few unrealised projects from UK)

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007...st-gothic.html
(something about new architectonic style)

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=850198
(topic about unbuilt Petersburg in russian language)

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1502485
(unbuilt Houston)

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=474656
(some urban and architectural project from pre war Wroclaw in polish language)
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Old February 12th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #59
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Old February 26th, 2013, 05:45 AM   #60
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Feel like this thread has more mileage in it.

A list of Las Vegas developments that were never built. Some of these would have been massive. http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com...m#.USwvLDC0J8E

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