Never Built

4 days ago
Massive projects stayed a dream in 20th century Boston. Lessons from the failed ideas of the past inform a more complete understanding of the city in the 21st century.
The Boston Globe
October 27, 2018, 1pm PDT
Knute Berger catalogues Seattle voters' history of rejecting civic projects.
Crosscut
October 24, 2018, 9am PDT
Actually, the New York Wheel never started spinning, but now the project is permanently dead so it will never get the chance.
Staten Island Advance
December 21, 2017, 11am PST
A proposal to build an elevated expressway to provide passage for cars to and from the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has folded.
Las Vegas Sun
October 10, 2016, 8am PDT
The most fantastic and fanciful projects ever proposed for New York City are collected and celebrated in a new book.
The Wall Street Journal
July 28, 2015, 9am PDT
A proposal to transform the Pierce Elevated in Houston into a linear park joins the slag heap of Houston's history of never-built projects.
Houston Chronicle
January 13, 2015, 11am PST
The blogosphere caught wind of a plan from 1912 that would have completely altered the geography of New York City as we know it. Make no little plans, indeed.
Gothamist
August 17, 2013, 11am PDT
A spirit of reflection seems to be in the air across America this summer. Exhibitions in Chicago, the Bay Area, and Los Angeles catalog major projects that were never built and allow visitors to imagine what might have been.
The Architect's Newspaper Blog