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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:00 AM   #1
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What is the best unbuilt skyscraper ever

For me it is Palace of Soviets
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:05 AM   #3
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:06 AM   #4
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They didn't build it because of the war(WW2)
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:06 AM   #5
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:10 AM   #6
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:16 AM   #7
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #8
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The SM towerthing... 85 stories high in Ortigas, Phillippines.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:41 AM   #9
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:44 AM   #10
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Wow a possible Good reason for world war II then...
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:47 AM   #11
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Wow a possible Good reason for world war II then...
what do you mean by that?
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #12
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I have no pic of it, but in 1929 they intended to build a 38 storey Art Deco office tower as
part of today's College Park here in Toronto (then Eaton's Uptown Department Store). It was a simliar idea to
Rockefeller Center, which was built a few years later in New York. I heard two reasons given for the tower not being built; one
said the ground underneath was unstable, and the other said it was an economic
decision taken when the Depression hit. I wish I had a photo of the beautiful rendering, but here is a photo of the department store that was built:




On the top floor there is an exquisite Art Deco/ Art Moderne space designed in 1929 as a music auditorium by Jacques Carlu of Paris, the famous architect who also designed the Normandie (which
I think was the most beautiful ship ever). Glenn Gould recorded in this auditorium
in the early 70's. Wish I had pix but I hate ripping them off the internet.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #13
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They didn't build it because of the war(WW2)
Actually they didn't built it because water from the Moscow River seeped into the foundation.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:57 AM   #14
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Sapphire Tower.
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Old November 8th, 2005, 05:59 AM   #15
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The mile high tower in Illinois. A supertall designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Old November 8th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #16
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Old November 8th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #17
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Old November 8th, 2005, 06:22 AM   #18
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I wouldn't be so sure of that Skybean. There is still time. I know many hate it, but I do want to see it get built.
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what do you mean by that?
I mean that Im glad that monster of a building wasn't built, and that thanks to WWII it wasn't built.
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