Every city has its' list of "never built' projects.
Featured as part of its' 25th Anniversary Edition, the Baton Rouge Business Report ran an interesting section titled "Fruitless Renderings" identifying larger projects that never "came to be, for now".
All I can say is, "if only!"
the link to their special edition: http://www.businessreport.com/print-...007/sep/25/15/
the link to this section: http://www.businessreport.com/news/2...derings-rlet1/
Kudos to the BBBR for the renderings.....
This 30-story luxury hotel, to be built near Interstate 10 and Bluebonnet Boulevard, was slated to cost more than $150 million
City dock complex
A planned a $4 million, 35,000-square-foot restaurant/office complex on the city dock just south of the Interstate 10 bridge. The three-story complex was to have two restaurants on the first floor and office spaces on the second and third floors.
Eskan Group twin towers
An Egyptian motif would have been appropriate in the apartments in this twin-tower retirement community development to be built on Lee Drive by the Eskan Group. The towers were to house one- and two-bedroom luxury condominiums.
Rick Hartley and David Vey planned a 26-story, 752,000-square-foot tower they said was going to reinvent the downtown mind-set. The building was to take up an entire city block between River Road and Lafayette Street and Florida and Laurel streets.
Fidelity Bank Tower
Plans for the $50 million, 30-story office tower was to have 500,000 square feet of office space, covering an entire city block.
River House condominiums
The 15-story condominiums were supposed to offer high-rise living accommodations downtown. The Schild-Eaton development was expected to be open in 1987.
Construction was expected to begin in the fall of 1986 on twin 23-story buildings adjacent to the Centroplex. One building was to be a hotel, and the other was set to be an office complex
Post some of your city's never-builts.