1. Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.

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  2. Competition For Design Of The Great Tower of London - OR - Watkins’ Folly

    An attempt to outdo The Eiffel Tower this tower in Wembley Park would reach a height of 1,200ft. - over 150’ higher than the Paris original.
    Assembly halls, observation areas and a hotel were planned for the tower.
    Watkin invited Gustave Eiffel himself to design the tower, but the Frenchman declined – replying that if he designed the tower, the French people “would not think me so good a Frenchman as I hope I am.http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2006/mar/14/architecture.communities
    Construction began in 1891 on the winning design by Stewart, MacLaren and Dunn of London (#8 in the above competition entries and in the large image below the entries). The number of legs were halved from 8 to 4 and other changes were made to reduce costs.
    The tower reached the 150’ mark before foundation issues caused it to sink and construction to cease.
    In 1907 the base of the tower was demolished and the site later became the home of Wembley Stadium.

  3. landmarksandfollies:

    Paul Rudolph - Late Work

    • Burroughs-Wellcome, Cafeteria
    • Bond Centre - Hong Kong
    • Dharmala Office Building - Jakarta

    All Projects Were Built.

  4. landmarksandfollies:

    Paul Rudolph’s Town of Stafford Harbor, Virginia, 1966 - Unbuilt

    Renderings and an image of the model of this new town by the bank of the Potomac River.

  5. More Renderings Of Paul Rudolph’s Work.

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    (Source: landmarksandfollies)

  6. landmarksandfollies:

    Paul Rudolph’s unbuilt design for a new City Hall for the city of Syracuse, NY - 1964

    The building would have been built between the city jail and police headquarters and I.M. Pei’s Everson Museum and would have been the physical and social center of downtown’s government office neighborhood.

    The original City Hall, a fine Richardsonian Romanesque plie of 1892 by local architect Charles Colton, would not have been demolished as it was not on the site of the proposed Rudolph building.

    In the end, the new building never was built and the old City Hall, renovated and altered, continued to serve as the center of city government - a function it serves to this day.

    Had this been built there would be two masterworks of Brutalism side by side. Instead, the city built an addition to the city jail on this site in the 1990’s.

  7. Art & Architecture Building Concepts - Paul Rudolph

    Six Concepts Of Rudolph’s Most Famous Work.

    Accompanying Text Stated That The First Version Was Not Considered Suitable By Rudolph And All Subsequent Versions Emphasized The Street Corner And Employed A “Windmill- Plan.”

  8. Boston Parcel And Office Building - Gruzen & Partners (late 1960’s)
    Rendering - Davis Bite

    Unbuilt Project For Site Adjacent To Boston City Hall - Seen In The Background On The Left.

    Conventional Tower By Emery Roth And Sons Built In Its Place In 1970 As 28 State Street.


  9. Frank Lloyd Wright - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1959)
    Watercolors Of Various Design Studies.

  10. I.M. Pei’s proposed 660’ project for the La Defense office district of Paris - (1971) Renderings By Helmut Jacoby.

    Pei and partner Araldo Cossutta attempt to realize Ferris’s vision of a skyscraper bridging separated pedestrian and vehicular traffic with twin towers whose facades cascade into each other - turning the famous Arche De Triomphe which it lines up with along the Axe historique - on its head.
    Eventually, this plan was discarded and a new project - that included a modern take on the monumental arch - with an accompanying pedestrian plaza was built in the 1980s.