1027 Wilshire was a residential tower that was proposed in 2006 and was set to be built in Downtown Los Angeles by 2010.The project was unfortunately later cancelled due to financial difficulties.
Had it been approved, it would have been 185 metres (607 feet) tall making it the 14th tallest building in Los Angeles. The location that would have housed 1027 Wilshire will remain a parking lot for the time being.
X-Seed 4000 is the tallest building ever designed. If ever built it would be around 4,000 m (13,000 ft) tall (half the size of Mt. Everest) . Do to the building’s monumental height, actually constructing it would be impossible. The building would be able to hold about 1 million occupants and would cost $1 Trillion to actually build.
new york city’s skyline is about to be permanently transformed with the arrival of rafael vinoly’s 432 park avenue residential complex, which at 96 floors is set to be the tallest building in the entire western hemisphere. http://bit.ly/171TVsh
Historical Map: Plans for New York Subway Expansion, 1920
I found out about this awesome map from a tweet from Vanshnookenraggen (otherwise known as Andrew Lynch) just the other day.
Originally, I was just going to post the black and white map from the 1920 New York Times article that the original blog post references, but then I realised that the image on the blog linked to a super high resolution PDF of the map. As I found the map in the newspaper article a bit difficult to decipher (lots and lots of intersecting black lines!), I decided to colour it up in Photoshop myself, just to make everything a bit easier to see and understand.
Not everything is perfect: the source material looks like it’s been (understandably) scanned from an actual copy of the newspaper, so a lot of finer detail has been lost. It looks like some of the proposed lines are actually improvements of the existing track and really should be a thick red line superimposed on a thin black line (look closely, and you can see that some red dashed lines are joined together by a thinner line). However, especially in the tangled web of downtown Manhattan, I really couldn’t make things out, so all thicker lines are red.
The map itself details the almost outrageous plans for expansion that the New York Subway had way back in 1920 — everything you see in red was planned to be built in the next twenty-five years (by 1945!). Of course, not everything seen here has come to fruition, but you can’t accuse the planners of not thinking big!
Head on over to Flickr to look at the map in high resolution — and let me know what you think of my handiwork!
755 Figueroa Street is a proposed commercial skyscraper from 2006 that was to go up in Downtown Los Angeles. Once completed the tower would stand at about 214 metres (702 feet). As of this moment it seems as though the project is dead in the water due to lack of construction at the sight and lack of information from Richard Keating Architecture, the developers of the building.
The proposed State of Jefferson was first conceived after third US President Thomas Jefferson sent explorers Lewis and Clarke to map out the area in 1803. The state would comprise of the southern portion of Oregon and the Northern portion of California.
For a while in the 1940s it really did seem as thought Jefferson would become it’s own independent State, however the movement was later killed when Pearl Harbour was bombed by the Japanese on 7 December, 1941.
The East Side Access is a station currently being constructed under New York’s Grand Central Terminal and will be connected with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The project is expected to be completed some time in 2019. The Grand Central Terminal also just recently celebrated it’s centennial on the 1 February.