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Old May 4th, 2007, 04:34 AM   #41
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Best Cancelled Skyscraper: The Mile-High Illinois.
The Illinois technically wasn't a "cancelled" project. It was a vision.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 05:59 AM   #42
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The Illinois technically wasn't a "cancelled" project. It was a vision.
Did military air space restrictions get in the way of this project becoming more than a vision?
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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #43
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- beacon of progress
- gaudi's american hotel:


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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #44
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Did military air space restrictions get in the way of this project becoming more than a vision?
I think the fact that it was a 5281ft (1610m) got in the way of its realization. It was a sketch never meant to be taken seriously. Also, I think there's a point at which a building is too tall. To say it would dwarf surrounding buildings would be a catastrophic understatement. Think of the CN Tower's effect on Toronto's skyline and multiple it by about 3.


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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #45
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That Gaudi proposal seems like one of those Foster creations - bold, expressive, and very different. It'll fit terribly in the skyline though.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:44 AM   #46
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Chicago has some of the best cancelled projects:

7 South Dearborn - 478m (1,567 ft) - 112 fl


Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle - 610m (2,000 ft) - 125 fl


Project 2000 - 698m (1,968 ft) - 120 fl


Wolf Point - 532m (1,745 ft) - 142 fl


Dearborn Center - 346m (1,135 ft) - 85 fl


for more, visit: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/s...t=7&ht=2&sro=1
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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #47
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I love Dearborn Center! They canceled it and the innards were used for Jin Mao.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #48
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Beacause it looks so creepy...
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Old June 27th, 2007, 07:10 AM   #49
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Chicago has some of the best cancelled projects:
They're impressive but sad that they weren't built. I would like to see a render of Chicago's skyline with this buildings and The Chicago Spire
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Old August 27th, 2007, 07:29 AM   #50
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ill go for 7 south dearborn
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 03:17 PM   #51
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London's tallest "never built" towers -

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=526817

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Old October 6th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #52
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Someone has to bring this puppy back to life:


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Old October 6th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #53
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Trump totally ripped off Wolf Point. Never even heard of that proposal.

I second the Tour Sans Fin in Paris, would have made a great tower for a great city.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #54
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In terms of sustainability, the concept behind the Bionic Tower is quite good, whereas the other projects didn't incorporate much of the self-sustained city motif at all. The Bionic's idea is quite revolutionary, although it has been done before (ie. Chicago's Hancock and other mixed use buildings).
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Old October 17th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #55
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damn that this tower was cancelled in the late 80s because of 1 (in words: one!) neighboring old woman who was against it, although the developper offered her a seven-digit amount of D-Mark (1,95583DM = 1€)! Well, that is Germany...

Campanile, Frankfurt
264m (300m with antenna)




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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #56
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Old November 11th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #57
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defiantly 7 South Dearborn
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Old November 26th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #58
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I think Palace of Soviets (450 m, Moscow (taller than Nabtower), 1936-1941, cancelled in '41)
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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:03 PM   #59
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Convocation Tower


you can find a pic on this page, but there is a great drawing by hugh ferriss in his book "the metropolis of tomorrow".

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Old December 9th, 2007, 06:04 AM   #60
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A skyscraper in Melbourne.
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