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Old Posted Feb 22, 2008, 2:16 AM
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Nah - that was a proposal for the World Trade Center , not the WFC.
Noo it was a new proposal, you can clearly see the remains of the North Tower in the renders. Although they do use the Pre-WTC skyline in the renders.
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Those are some horrible, horrible "best" proposals. But if Adrian says it's good it's gotta be good. After all, he just likes good design, as opposed to the rest of the world.
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HUDSON YARDS
STEVEN HOLL

New York City, NY, United States, 2007

PROGRAM: master plan mixed-use project
CLIENT: Extell Development Company
SITE AREA: 11,300,000
STATUS: competition phase

Steven Holl Architects have designed a cohesive master plan for both the Eastern Rail Yards and Western Rail Yards in Manhattan that is both physically and technologically integrated. Extell Development Company proposes to transform the Eastern Rail Yards and Western Rail Yards into a world-class, mixed-use, vibrant neighborhood that features world class architecture and inspiring public spaces designed by Steven Holl Architects, that is in harmony with the surrounding environment, and that both minimizes interference with LIRR operations and returns considerable financial value to the MTA. This last large undeveloped Midtown Manhattan site provides an unprecedented opportunity to create a new urban paradigm for the 21st century. While offering a high mixed-use density of 12 million square feet; the proposed suspension deck design maximizes public space and creates a porosity and openness for the site from all sides and approaches, connecting Midtown, the Chelsea Arts District, and the convention center with a grand public park open to the Hudson River; and its innovative structural system for spanning over the Rail Yards will minimize the impacts of development on the Caemmerer Yards and allow it to offer more for the right to develop.














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SAIL HYBRID
STEVEN HOLL

Knokke-Heist, Belgium, 2005--

PROGRAM: 3 architectures:

Sail-Like Planar (hotel and apartment tower)
Volumetric (restored, reprogrammed casino)
Porous (congress hall)

CLIENT: Knokke-Heist
SIZE: 232,880 sf
STATUS: design phase

The Belgian seaside resort town of Knokke-Heist required a renovation and transformation of their existing casino. The enhanced program intends to provide an iconic landmark and bolster the town's stature and urban spaces. The Sail Hybrid design was inspired by the René Magritte mural, The Ship Which Tells the Story to the Mermaid, commissioned for the casino in 1953. The mural inspired a hybrid transformation of the casino into three architectures: an early-modern restored volumetric architecture (white restored, reprogrammed casino), a porous-bridge Hybrid Architecture (perforated congress hall), and a sail-like Planar Architecture (glass planes - hotel and apartment tower) to create a synergy of new functions. The new three-part hybrid transformation rebuilds one of Belgium's great architect's fine works, becoming a glowing new beacon on the Atlantic wall and interconnecting the ensemble of city buildings in Knokke-Heist.










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THE CRYSTAL
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The extension to Nykredit consists of a new building – the Glass Cube – sited northwest of the existing Nykredit premises. Freestanding on the site, it reads as a transparent, geometrical, glazed form, which, resting only on a single point and line, ‘floats’ as a visually light, crystalline structure above the plaza – a crystal.






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that is pretty cool minus the ridiculous colors. This isnt the circus. And that looks like where the Crains Building is now. No way in hell should that be torn down. They better find another spot for that one.
It's where the London Guarantee and Accident building is now. I agree, no way that part of Chicago should be ruined with something like this.
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It's where the London Guarantee and Accident building is now. I agree, no way that part of Chicago should be ruined with something like this.
Actually, I kind of like the S&K building design. However, the colors are a bit much and Chicago lacks any real "blobitecture"... If that's the best classification for this design.
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I dont think Gehry knows how it will translate in real life either. Guess we will have to wait and see.
Dont you mean 'I guess we'll never know' beings as this wont be built...
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It's where the London Guarantee and Accident building is now. I agree, no way that part of Chicago should be ruined with something like this.
yeah thats the name. (I call it the Crain's building)...that is one of my favorite in the city.


This is also a render for the Husdon Yards proposal...That entire thing looks great.

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There's probably a thread on this one in the development section, but I haven't had time to check.

It's the proposed MOMA tower in New York city.
I absolutely love it, possibly one of the best proposals for a modern tower I've seen. When I first saw the plans I immediately thought of an unbuilt constructivist tower designed by two Russian architects 90 years ago. Can't remember the name. But this one adds to that a uniquely modern element through the ingenious use of space enabled by numerous cross beams.









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...possibly one of the best proposals for a modern tower I've seen.
I agree, but this...



AND 'never to be built' that...



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Yeah I noticed that they were similar too, but I think I like the MOMA tower is my favourite out of the two.

That said the SOM (I think) Transbay proposal was by far the best, I have no idea why Peli's idea was chosen over it.
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Ducov, you may be interested in this:
See my post #1564 here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...136300&page=79
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Dont you mean 'I guess we'll never know' beings as this wont be built...
Goes to show how little I want to pay attention to Gehry haha
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Ohh Las Vegas has had some great proposals that never made it through.

Oh sexy Club Renaissance, would have been the Bow of the Downtown Las Vegas Ship. Supposibly broke ground in 2005, never made it through.



Ivana Trump's revenge on her ex-husband, the 73 Story Ivana Las Vegas, taller than Trumps 57 story twin towers a few blocks down, ironically Trump won, Ivana's developer backed out due to construction prices.



Vegas 888, too pretty to come true. Damn construction prices.



George Clooney's Las Ramblas, I was excitied for this multi-towered project, cant remember why he sold the peice of land.



W Las Vegas, a short lived project, no clue what happened, but also cancelled.



Icon Las Vegas, held up by a lawsuit by a nearby project Majestic Las Vegas (also eventually cancelled after many delays) due to the blank walls that would face Majestic. Despite the walls, the Miami Styled Icon Las Vegas would have made a welcome addition to the skyline.

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