The New York that might have been | Gridskipper
The New York that might have been
“So I’m a freak. I collect images of New York, not just as it once was, and as it might one day be, but as it was once thought the city might one day be. It’s an alternate universe, in which history took a different course. The Empire State Building, with a zeppelin docking, as imagined in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Bryant Park, if they’d never taken down the Croton Reservoir. The Gaudi building, if the Catalan architect’s plans for the American Hotel had come to anything. As magnificent as the real New York may be, it still doesn’t compare with what might have been.”
La version Building Gaudi donne envie d’une ville plus décalée, que les urbanistes extravagants sachent convaincre les investisseurs.