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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Fascinating Buildings Never Built

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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The London Millenium Tower was going to be built on the site where the Gherkin now is. It would have been one of the tallest buildings in the world at 386m, but was dropped after complaints from Heathrow. Stuff them, I would've liked to have seen this...not that I don't love the Gherkin, but...

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:24 AM   #4
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Looks like a cross between Commerzbank in Frankfurt and the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou.

Here's some from Toronto:

The Maryon Tower - 502 metres to roof, 685 to spire.

[IMG]http://i4.************/10sbtr6.jpg[/IMG]


Sapphire Tower - 342 metres




Weston Skyscraper - 335 metres




1 Bloor East - 281 metres

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:23 AM   #5
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Here's some from Toronto:

The Maryon Tower - 502 metres to roof, 685 to spire.

[IMG]http://i4.************/10sbtr6.jpg[/IMG]
A 140 floor tower was a little too ambitious for 1971! As gargantuan as John Maryon would have been, I still think that 2 other Toronto buildings take the cake. College Park and the Buckminster Fuller Pyramid were both designed for Eaton's department store.

College Park: the largest office complex on the planet

College Park was to be the largest office complex on the planet when it started construction in 1928. Only 6 floors of 1 corner was built when the stock market crashed. If it had proceeded, it would still to this day have been one of Toronto's tallest buildings while dwarfing absolutely everything else in volume. At 5,000,000 square feet, it would have exceeded the floor space of both the World Trade Center towers in New York put together which had 4,300,000 square feet. College Park would have been Toronto's Empire State Building. Here's an image of what it was supposed to look like:


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Buckminster Fuller Pyramid

I don't have much information regarding it, so I'll just post a render of what it was supposed to look like.

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:56 AM   #6
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It would be the Millennium Tower in Tokyo. Its height is equal that of Burj Dubai the only thing is its gonna be built on the water. Plus its a Norman Foster design.

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 06:51 AM   #7
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101fl Zaha Hadid proposal for the Gold Coast....

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:36 PM   #9
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I have always liked these proposals for Chicago:
http://www.emporis.com/application/?...cago-il-usa142
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Old February 5th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #10
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A 140 floor tower was a little too ambitious for 1971! As gargantuan as John Maryon would have been, I still think that 2 other Toronto buildings take the cake. College Park and the Buckminster Fuller Pyramid were both designed for Eaton's department store.

College Park: the largest office complex on the planet

College Park was to be the largest office complex on the planet when it started construction in 1928. Only 6 floors of 1 corner was built when the stock market crashed. If it had proceeded, it would still to this day have been one of Toronto's tallest buildings while dwarfing absolutely everything else in volume. At 5,000,000 square feet, it would have exceeded the floor space of both the World Trade Center towers in New York put together which had 4,300,000 square feet. College Park would have been Toronto's Empire State Building.

Buckminster Fuller Pyramid
I don't have much information regarding it, so I'll just post a render of what it was supposed to look like.
I like all of those except for the pyramid itself. I also like the utilitarian but impressive 1966 Eatons proposal for three towers in the 800-900 ft range (pictured below), but I think if all of these had been built, I doubt FCP and CCW would have been (oversupply of office space). Toronto would have a radically different skyline today. I'm not decided on whether it would be better or worse, because it's hard to picture.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 01:41 AM   #11
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Estas imagenes son de una propuesta para conmemorar el bicentenario de la independencia de Mexico. Se trata de un complejo habitacional y comercial hubicado a lado de la Avenida Reforma en la Ciudad de Mexico.

No gano Ústa propuesta.. pero a mi me encanta.

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Old February 6th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #12
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Grollo Tower, Melbourne. Was proposed to be 678m and then scaled down to 560m.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #14
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The Metlife North Building in New York was supposed to be the world's tallest building at 1,454 feet had it been completed but The Great Depression halted construction. 30 stories out of 100 was completed. It has 30 elevators and it's own subway station.

Metlife North now
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Looks like the alien in Evolution movie

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SI, por eso me encanta
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Old February 7th, 2010, 03:25 AM   #17
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looks like godzilla sneezed on mexico city. nice thread!

@soup or man so, if someone where to "resume" the construction of metlife's original design, could the actual building support the other 70 stories??
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Wow...
What a wonderful work of engineering and architectural design.

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^Is that structure even possible?
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