The NYC that Never Was: 1926 Plans for The Hearst Building & Plaza That Would Have Dwarfed Times Square
Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst originally envisioned a 9-story extension of the Hearst Building and a plaza to dwarf Times Square and Herald Square.
Had the Depression not occurred, the City would have also been home to an exotic Moorish Revival Campus at Yeshiva University.
We all know the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, but there could have been another, very different MetLife tower if one architect's plans had been realized.
If McKim, Mead & White's original plans had been followed, the Brooklyn Museum could have been the single largest museum structure in the world.
The American Museum of Natural History could have looked very different if the museum's expansion had proceeded as planned.
We recently checked out the fabled pool of the Woolworth Building. Photos of its current state, its planned Pompeiian design & vintage image of the pool in use
Filmed at many locations throughout the city, Hudson University is fictional, a combination of different buildings from schools, hospitals, and public areas.
Congregation Ramath Orah on 100th Street just east of Broadway, is an Orthodox synagogue is located in the never finished home of West Side Unitarian Church.
MCNY exhibit looks at the legacy of prolific designer, Normal Bel Geddes, most well-known from the Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair
The New York City That Never Was: Frank Lloyd Wright’s All-Glass Towers in the Park in the East Village
Frank Lloyd Wright's revolutionary "tower in the park" design would have been NYC's first all-glass apartment building. The Great Depression foiled the plan.