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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #21
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Cultural palace in Medellín designed by Agustín Goovaerts

was built only a half



how end up:

you can see the unfinished part



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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #22
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Burnham's Plan for Manila





The Proposed Capitol Building



Then the great war occurred:

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Burning Manila Feburary 27, 1945 by John T Pilot, on Flickr

And the economy of the Philippines stagnated for a long while.

So you get Manila's hodge-podge of inexistent urban planning:

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Seaside Manila by Storm Crypt, on Flickr
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Old December 11th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #23
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Burnham's Plan for Manila





The Proposed Capitol Building



Then the great war occurred:

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Burning Manila Feburary 27, 1945 by John T Pilot, on Flickr

And the economy of the Philippines stagnated for a long while.

So you get Manila's hodge-podge of inexistent urban planning:

image hosted on flickr

Seaside Manila by Storm Crypt, on Flickr
Great Plan!
It would have been fantastic to see this project realized...
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #24
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Utopia vision of how Oslos city hall could have been from 1915. I think it's fair to say that the artist was inspired by the city hall in Philadelphia.

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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:20 AM   #25
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Great Plan!
It would have been fantastic to see this project realized...
Some portions of the plan were executed during the earlier stages of the American colonial period. You could see the Burnham style here:

(This is Manila in the 70's)
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Agriculture and Finance Buildings and the Agrifina Circle in Rizal Park. by issagee, on Flickr

This is how it looks now after uncontrolled urban planning:

(So many tall buildings ruining the neoclassical skyline)
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:58 AM   #26
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New Versailles, New York


http://www.alternatehistory.com/disc...d.php?t=146789
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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:10 AM   #27
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Woodward plan for Detroit. Only a small part actually built.

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Burnham Plan for Chicago

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Penn State Library
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Penn State Library

Leon Krier's plan for Washington DC.



MOMA

Hitlers crazy but still cool looking plan for Berlin.



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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #28
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Old December 30th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #29
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Nice, wish I knew the square footage of that palace.

I have been looking for a good picture of a palace designed by Etienne Lious Boullee, called "A palace of a sovereign" but can't find a good image. This is all I gots.



Boullee always designed things at such an insane scale that I would just say its 3 million square feet and call it good.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:54 PM   #30
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Tallest building in the world proposed for Rome by the Italian architect Mario Palanti on commission by Mussolini. I don't think it would have fitted in Rome, but it could have been cool in Milan.





[img]http://i52.************/28clw1w.jpg[/img]



http://www.dieselpunks.org/profiles/...wers-of-utopia
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:30 PM   #31
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Proposal for a Barcelona (1922).



I think it was intended to stand here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Barce...13.61,,0,-1.66
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:18 AM   #32
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That would have looked great on that spot!



FUTURISM

Some futurist designs - most of them purely fictional. They seem too bold and dramatic to be ever realized.

Sant'Elia wrote the first manifest for futurism, he also made some architectural designs and cityscapes to illustrate his ideas: (all of them where made somewhere between 1900-1915)



A render based on this drawing:







Also Vergilio Marchi made some highly futuristic drawings, perhaps slightly more aesthetic and elegant, but still defying everything built before:





And this fascinating drawing:

Looks like deconstructivism avant-la-lettre.

Hugh Ferris also made some interesting futuristic designs, or rather art drawings and paintings:

Ferris is ofcourse known for his set-design for the twenties sci-fi movie: "Metropolis".





But his drawings are also quite visionary:









(sorry for the huge pics) Hope you liked it. :p
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And they still look futuristic
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:35 AM   #34
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The one in Rome would have been amazing
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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #35
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Very interesting thread.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #36
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New York County Supreme Courthouse


http://untappedcities.com/newyork/20...me-courthouse/
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Cathedral of St John the divine Santiago Calatrava


http://sandrobarbagallo.blogspot.com...hitettura.html
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A completely crazy and gigantic, but actually not even totally unrealistic and impossible utopia devised by Herman Sörgel 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:

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ma...Projekt_en.png

The design for the Gibraltar dam which he had invisioned would have had a gigantic Panorama tower and would have looked like this:
(source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pe...antropa_01.jpg)
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Old January 8th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #39
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Royal Courts of Justice, London





Instead they built this:



a tower was meant to go on top of the Selfridges Dept Store:

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a tower was meant to go on top of the Selfridges Dept Store:
Wh...why? Just because it looks cool?
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