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Never Built New York is a fascinating look at the wild ideas on the city's cutting room floor
Even weirder, Raymond Hood's 1925 concept for solving a housing crisis by fitting 50-story skyscrapers into the city's bridges. The former might have had a huge globe, the latter an 108-story tower with a crown. For example, in 1981, Steven Holl proposed a bridge of houses be built along the abandoned railway beds in Chelsea. There's also the seduction of being transported to a time when an idea like that wasn't all that far-fetched.
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