Cities are an inspiring playground for ambitious architects. But ambitious architecture often comes with a hefty price tag, regulations, and a political landscape to navigate before becoming approved. This leads to many architectural plans never making it past the blueprint stage.
Among those unrealized buildings are some that were too ambitious, too avant-garde, or too controversial to construct. Thankfully, we have archives to remind us what could have been – in particular, The Library of Congress, which has recently made many such architecture and design images available to download.
We decided to use modern imaging techniques to show how 7 US cities would have looked today if their most exciting unrealized blueprints had made it off the page and into steel, glass, and concrete: www.netcredit.com/blog/unbuilt-america-cities-could-have-looked-like