Hidden behind New York City’s iconic skyscrapers, sprawling subway system and world famous public parks is the ghost of the city that could have been – a parallel metropolis that can reveal the city’s goals, strengths and challenges. “Never Built New York,” a new exhibit at Queens Museum, invites visitors to discover the New York City that could have been, featuring 150 years of the boldest, most far-reaching urban designs that never made it past the drawing board by architects like Richard Morris Hunt, Harvey Wiley Corbett, Frank Lloyd Wright, I.M. Pei, Steven Holl, Daniel Libeskind, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Exploring the alternative paths New York City could have traveled encourages us to think beyond the present tense and push the boundaries of what the future of the metropolis holds. The exhibition runs now through February 18, 2018.
sources: queensmuseum, metrofocus