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Old September 16th, 2017, 01:58 PM   #661
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The only buildings that were built according to Saarinens plan:




Wow, the buildings that were actually built look alot better than I thought they would! Thanks for posting
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Old September 17th, 2017, 10:04 AM   #662
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Speaking of Saarinen, he actually also submitted an entry into the Canberra competition (Federal Capital City Design Competition of 1911) and managed to come in second place!

Here it is:







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Old September 17th, 2017, 01:04 PM   #663
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Looks a lot like Saarinen's proposal for a Finnish parliament building:



And his plans for the (in)famous Kalevalatalo:



Saarinen's 1913 plan for Greater Tallinn:

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Old September 18th, 2017, 08:18 PM   #664
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Not to start a beef or something but am I the only one who gets kinda negative vibe from all those "cities"? It looks so artificial and sterile, lacks soul, history and tradition, all buildings same. (While I like certain degree of uniformity/homogenity, this is IMHO too much)
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Old September 18th, 2017, 08:29 PM   #665
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I get that vibe too with many of these cities, or at least with their concept drawings. Though, I assume that what the city beautiful movement and Saarinen were (at least in part) trying to emulate is the Haussmann renovation of Paris, which is also a very organized city with most of the buildings being similar, and yet It doesn't look sterile to me at all. Of course I could be wrong about their inspiration though. I any case I think there are exeptions, an example of that would be Ernest Gimson's plan for Canberra which seems very coazy and alive with it's assymetrical street-grid and abundance of greenery.


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Old September 19th, 2017, 09:35 AM   #666
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The street layout and and tenment buildings really look very nice and i think this would be a very good garden city, but most of the public buildings are out of proprtion and look to much like fantasy castles.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:17 AM   #667
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Are there further images of proposals for the Australian parliament building in Canberra?
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Old September 21st, 2017, 07:49 AM   #668
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I have a book that shows several other entries, but i couldn't find much more on the net.

Plan of Canberra Australia (1927) | Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin












Competition finalists Donat-Alfred Agache










Arthur J. Price & Sons Australian Federal Capital Competition of 1912















And some more of Ernest Gimson's plan for Canberra











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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:26 AM   #669
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CONVOCATION TOWER : MADISON SQUARE , MANHATTAN ( 1921 )



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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:58 AM   #670
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Some Designs for the australian parliament building

I think, this was the sindney edition:




two Canberra designs:





and what they actually got:



and idelistic view of Canberra:



and another city plan:

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Old October 4th, 2017, 12:06 AM   #671
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POPULAR MECHANICS' PONTS DE ARTS ( 1910 )



THOMAS TELFORD'S LONDON BRIDGE ( 1801 )

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Old October 4th, 2017, 11:55 PM   #672
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Warsaw, Palace of Culture and Science- first unrealised project:


Wroclaw, project of socrealist skyscraper in Grunwaldzki Square:


The same place today:


Warsaw, post-war project of metro stations:







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Old October 5th, 2017, 05:17 AM   #673
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HORACE JONES' TOWER BRIDGE ( 1878 )



PROPOSAL FOR FIVE BRIDGES BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND ( 1926 )


Perspective view of San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Oakland showing five of the proposed bridges (1926) by Eric Fischer, on Flickr

YERBA BUENA ISLAND ROTARY ( 1950 )

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Old October 7th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #674
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Eskü tér (Oath Square, the square that Franz Josef chose to take the coronation oath as King of Hungary) Bridge in Budapest. Prize-winning plans by Julius Kübler, the chief engineer at the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen, and the Stuttgart architects, Eisenlohr and Weigle. These plans were rejected due to production difficulties.


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Old October 8th, 2017, 12:06 AM   #675
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NATATORIUM AND PUBLIC HALL : ENGLISH BAY , VANCOUVER ( 1920 )







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Madrit, unrealised project of Almudena Cathedral:




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Old October 8th, 2017, 01:04 PM   #677
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Brussels, unrealised project of Sacred Heart Cathedral:





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Old October 8th, 2017, 10:16 PM   #678
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From the Gustavian architecture thread:

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The Stockholm Pantheon

Stockholm

Built: Never

Commissioned by: Gustav III

Architect: Erik Palmstedt


The Stockholm Pantheon was one of Gustav III's many ambitious
building projects. It was intended to serve as a more "worthy"
royal burial church, and would most likely have been built on
the site of the Riddarholm Church, where kings had previously
been buried. The proposal was put forward in 1791, but just a
year later the king was assassinated, and thus the project was
never completed. Unfortunately I couldn't find any drawings
of the exterior.




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Old October 9th, 2017, 02:25 AM   #679
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JOSEPH STRAUSS' GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ( 1930 )



JOSEPH STRAUSS' GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE ( 1921 )



OVERLAND MONTHLY'S BAY BRIDGE ( 1913 )

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Old October 9th, 2017, 08:48 PM   #680
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Yesterday, I was reading a bit more about the grand building projects of the Swedish king Gustav III, and well, I ended up making a little video about it:
Also, sorry if you're not supposed to post videos here, I couldn't find any rule against it.

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