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Old October 3rd, 2013, 01:55 PM   #81
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Chrystie-Forsyth

In 1929, the Regional Plan Association released its first Regional Plan for New York and its Environs. The plan proposed to demolish the tenements that littered the area and called for the creation of a grand corridor along Chrystie-Forsyth. The Chrystie-Forsyth Parkway was designed to maximize light and air by incorporating low rise buildings, parks, and adequate spaces between the skyscrapers. The parkway was designed with rows of beautifully designed art-deco skyscrapers.
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Stanford White's Grand Central Terminal concept:


http://untappedcities.com/newyork/20...t-i-buildings/

"The Grand Central Terminal today we see today was designed by Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, but here is McKim, Mead, and White’s proposed Grand Central Terminal"
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Old January 21st, 2014, 04:16 PM   #83
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Proposed Sun Building for City Hall Sq., 1898


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Old July 11th, 2014, 02:40 AM   #84
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23rd street bridge

Gustav Lindenthal 23rd street bridge. It was supposed to have two over 200m height towers, and railroad building along with station on Manhattan side.



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Old November 14th, 2014, 04:07 AM   #85
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What an interesting proposal. Truly they were dreaming "big" even back then. I'd still love to see it built :P
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Old December 13th, 2014, 08:03 AM   #86
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Some of the rejected proposals for the WTC

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Old December 15th, 2014, 03:24 AM   #87
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^ they were ambitious but f ugly.
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http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...congestion.php
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:08 AM   #89
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proposed bridges which would have made Manhattan look more like a massive version of Pittsburgh



larger image here: http://stuffnobodycaresabout.com/201...reconstructed/
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Old December 8th, 2015, 01:51 AM   #90
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bumping this thread up for those who might be interested
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Old December 8th, 2015, 03:07 AM   #91
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Yet unbuilt, but an incredible design that has revolutionary potential to the max:

'Eagle Tower' NYC 41 West 57th Street:
A steampunk Neo-Art-Deco architecture revolution of the 21st century?





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The Convocation Tower by Bertram Goodhue, 1921 (Rendering by Hugh Ferriss).

It was planned to build the tower on the site of the 2nd Madison Square Garden (McKim, Mead, and White) but later they built there the New York Life Insurance Building (Cass Gilbert) instead.


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Lovely thread so many fantastic unrealised skyscrapers
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Old January 19th, 2016, 03:34 AM   #94
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more recently... rejected proposals for Central Park Tower at 217-225 w 57th Street.



http://newyorkyimby.com/2015/08/what...th-street.html



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old proposals for 80 South Street, which has a yet to be revealed new design.







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Old January 20th, 2016, 12:11 AM   #96
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Some of those were rather decent compared wit h some of the recent outlandish BS that's been constructed
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When Hudson Yards was in its infancy stages, this group hired architects to imagine an incredibly different environment using postmodern and neoclassical architecture. http://www.city-journal.org/html/rei...ide-12822.html






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Old April 6th, 2016, 02:39 AM   #98
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When Hudson Yards was in its infancy stages, this group hired architects to imagine an incredibly different environment using postmodern and neoclassical architecture.
Eww. Vegas style post-modernism. I'm glad that we didn't get that Caesars Palace and Venetian on the westside.

Great find, though!
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Grand Central Tower 1956
That I.M. Pei design is gorgeous and was ahead of its time. Not for that location, of course. Hudson Spire, perhaps?

Curbed had another story on it back in 2013.



It was not the only tower envisioned for Grand Central, either. As Untapped Cities reports, the original structure was even planned to host another building on top:



The Pei design went nowhere, but the later design by Marcel Breuer came a lot closer to execution.





Gothamist has the story on how the construction was narrowly avoided.

As the images show, not all variants of construction would have destroyed the existing terminal facade. Whether the main concourse could have stayed column free, I do not know. They did love their drop ceilings in the 70s..

I don't mind the tower on top of the original building in itself, actually. The view is not much different from that with the PanAm/MetLife tower today (though I like that design a lot more than the squat Breuer box. That looks too much like Niemeyer's UN HQ). If I'm not mistaken, the air rights are now being sold to neighboring buildings on Vanderbilt Ave, such as 1 Vanderbilt. That makes any more of these schemes highly unlikely in the future.
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Here is a great place to build some great Supertalls:
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