This brief video provides a tour of the great never built structures of Las Angeles.

The Tower of the Sun, a visionary design for the Equator, near Quito, Ecuador, would rise to a mile high. Gustavo Baroja, governor of Pichincha province, which includes Quito, is quoted saying “We want it to be a global icon reflecting what we are.”

The Tower of the Sun, a visionary design for the Equator, near Quito, Ecuador, would rise to a mile high. Gustavo Baroja, governor of Pichincha province, which includes Quito, is quoted saying “We want it to be a global icon reflecting what we are.”

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From the Betrand Goldberg Website:

"This unrealized project for a new American Broadcasting Company headquarters was a sixty-story office tower at 67th and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. It was to have housed both ABC’s corporate body of 1400 employees and their broadcast studios. The proposed building was a complex circular structure of concrete and glass which resembled a set of bundled tubes. Goldberg clustered related "companies" and knitted them together, arranging interior space so that it more closely followed ABC’s organizational structure. The various clusters were organized around a communal space in the center for joint enterprises. Goldberg providing a windowed, daylit area for the secretaries, and each level of management had easy access to one another. The focal point of the design was a major transmission antenna, a graceful structure that would have been the tallest in New York City. It was never built due to financial difficulties."

The Transbay Tower, now planned for construction under the name “Salesforce Tower” by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, originally had a breathtaking design by SOM had a public lobby beneath web-like architectural details.