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."