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Old October 4th, 2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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Favorite Cancelled Skyscrapers

I don't know if there is already a thread for this, if there is I apologize, but I thought this was a pretty cool idea. What are some people's favorite cancelled projects? I personally liked the Chicago World Trade Center: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=3695
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tour sans fin (tower with no end):



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Old October 4th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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The scrapped E1/E2 (340m/320m) proposal for the Surfers Paradise Transit Centre on the Gold Coast


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then later the 101 story Zaha Hadid proposal for the same site


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Old October 4th, 2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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I don't know if there is already a thread for this, if there is I apologize, but I thought this was a pretty cool idea. What are some people's favorite cancelled projects? I personally liked the Chicago World Trade Center: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=3695
The Chicago World Trade Center is my favourite cancelled project too. It would have been an awesome building if it would be built
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Old October 4th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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Penang Global City Centre-very nice design by Asymptote,probably the best looking skyscraper on earth..but importunately its cancel after economy crisis 2008 ..


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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #6
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Okay, just so folks don't need to visit links I'll give here a picture of the Chicago World Trade Center, which is my and WTCNewYork's favourite canceled project



Though I think that this thread should also include favourite visionary projects. My favourite visionary project is the Trump World Trade Center a.k.a. Twin Towers 2 by Ken Gardner and Donald Trump

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Old October 5th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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Russia tower (612 m)

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Old October 5th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #8
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Almost everything that got cancelled in Dallas during it's huge building boom during the 60's, 70's, and 80's. I'm a HUGE fan of post modern architecture and even though I've never been there, Dallas would've had a really interesting skyline if these were built.

Main Place Master Plan
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/...3b34a257_b.jpg

Lone Star
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Fountain Place Tower 2
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/...1fea1dea_b.jpg

Fountain Place Site Plan
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/...6de9282d_b.jpg

Medial Main Place Plan
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/...d340ddb6_b.jpg

The First Main Place Master Plan
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/...d4b54f8c_b.jpg

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/...79d20852_o.jpg

Dallas Center
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/...20f88f50_b.jpg

City Place (One tower was built)
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/...5823986b_o.jpg

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/...6d31a797_o.jpg

Griffin Square
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Arts District
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/...f2c68152_o.jpg

Original Texas Commerce Tower (Chase Tower)
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Lincoln Complex
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Original Trammel Crow Tower
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Cedar Maple Plaza
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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #9
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Some from Brisbane that would have been cool had they seen the light of day.

Vision Tower (283m/72st)




Trilogy (255m/70st)




French Quarter (320m & 286m)




Empire Square (being replaced by 16st office building... -.-) (240m/68st)




Eagle Street Pier (278m & 249m)


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Old October 7th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #10
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Almost everything that got cancelled in Dallas during it's huge building boom during the 60's, 70's, and 80's. I'm a HUGE fan of post modern architecture and even though I've never been there, Dallas would've had a really interesting skyline if these were built.

Main Place Master Plan
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/...3b34a257_b.jpg

Lone Star
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/...76469a9b_b.jpg

Fountain Place Tower 2
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/...1fea1dea_b.jpg

Fountain Place Site Plan
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/...6de9282d_b.jpg

Medial Main Place Plan
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/...d340ddb6_b.jpg

The First Main Place Master Plan
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/...d4b54f8c_b.jpg

image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/...79d20852_o.jpg

Dallas Center
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/...20f88f50_b.jpg

City Place (One tower was built)
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/...5823986b_o.jpg

image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/...6d31a797_o.jpg

Griffin Square
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/...3cfd950f_o.jpg

Arts District
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/...f2c68152_o.jpg

Original Texas Commerce Tower (Chase Tower)
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/...14422e24_o.jpg

Lincoln Complex
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/...6a91fa82_o.jpg

Original Trammel Crow Tower
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/...49d5d510_o.jpg

Cedar Maple Plaza
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/...549d21e8_o.jpg

Las Colinas
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/...2314c87a_o.jpg
Some of these buildings were built.

Bank of America Plaza (only one building was built)



Here's the original plan

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Fountain Place



Here's the original plan

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Chase Tower (the base was scaled down)



Here's the original plan

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Trammel Crow Center



Here's the original design

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The Tower at Cityplace (only one tower was built)



Here's the original plan

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Old October 7th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #11
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@Knto. Just because you think it should include visions doesn't mean you can post them at your pleasure. That's not what TC asked for.

@Dallaz. Please don't quote a long list of photos
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Old October 8th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #12
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New York City - Grand Central Station Skyscraper 1956

This first-run effort at constructing a skyscraper at Grand Central Station was rejected
and the 1913 station was saved. Ultimately, the Pan Am (later Metlife) Building was built
over the iconic train station in 1963. This innovative hyperbolic parabola was designed
by I.M. Pei and was to be nearly 1,500 ft. tall.



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Old October 8th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #13
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1956?? Wow, so ahead of its time



Another cancelled supertall, the Bank of Southwest Tower, Houston (1982), by Murphy & Jahn.
Its design clearly inspired Philadelphia's Liberty Place.


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Old October 8th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #14
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La Défense

Tour SIGNAL
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Tour GENERALI
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Old October 8th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #15
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Nice Towers.
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New York City - Grand Central Station Skyscraper 1956

This first-run effort at constructing a skyscraper at Grand Central Station was rejected
and the 1913 station was saved. Ultimately, the Pan Am (later Metlife) Building was built
over the iconic train station in 1963. This innovative hyperbolic parabola was designed
by I.M. Pei and was to be nearly 1,500 ft. tall.
And this is from 1956? Unbelievable, it's modern and unconventional even today

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I miss the original Freedom Tower design, the one supposed to replace WTC.
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Which one?

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[CENTER]Tour SIGNAL
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Is that a HEART?!

I love the cancelled Houston tower and the Freedom Tower before the last change.
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I really liked Calatrava's Chicago Spire ...


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