Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers
Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala’s recollection), Gaudí proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building.
The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first World Trade Center towers and put it forward for the Ground Zero memorial design competition in 2003.
— The Daily Beast
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A recap on the Unbuilt Visions Exhibition in Ankara, Turkey
Shortly after the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition concluded, d3 hosted the Unbuilt Visions exhibition showcasing some of the winning entries at the TSMD Turkish Architectural Center in Ankara from Jan. 7-21, 2014.
If you didn't get a chance to be there in person, here are a few photos and a video from the event:Related: Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 CompetitionFind out more on Bustler. View full entry
Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition
d3 announced four Grand Prize winners and 11 Special Mentions in the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition. The program recognizes excellence in unbuilt projects to promote critical debate about architecture and design.
Grand Prize Winners:Coastal Caretaker - Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA) - see title pic aboveHere After: The Material Processor - Aron Wai Chung Tsang (HONG KONG)Sadic Apiaries - Loukia Tsafoulia (GREECE-USA)Urban Paradox - Chris Tsui (HONG KONG)... View full entry
Editor's Picks #327
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect, reviewed the exhibit Never Built: Los Angeles, currently on display at the Architecture and Design Museum in L.A. She concluded "When Los Angeles appears so often but rarely as itself, Andersen’s piece honors the... View full entry
Editor's Picks #326
In her recently published Op-Ed Ann Lui, reflected on the experience of receiving a jury citation, for her and her partner’s entry in the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations. She concluded "So submit the competition that doesn’t have a... View full entry
Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012 Competition
Three Grand Prize winners and thirteen Special Mentions have been announced in d3's Unbuilt Visions 2012 competition. The program promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects.