There are several architectural dreams which never came true, however, this didn’t stop the artists at NeoMan Studios to show how these projects could have changed cities. Here’s a list of the world’s wildest unbuilt icons and how they would look like if they are built.
This Rem Koolhaas concept was given in 1996 to combat urban sprawl. The Hyperbuilding planned to house 120,000 people in 3 percent of the space which was required by a conventional housing development. The Hyperbuilding is a mixture of green space, workplaces and residential areas.
Frank Lloyd Wright wanted to travel a mile high. In Chicago, he proposed the model of a tall building called the Illinois. The Illinois was able to house 100,00 people that could move up and down in the mile-high tower through an atomic-powered elevator at 60mph. It had room for 20,000 cars and 180 helicopters. The Illinois would have changed the way of life for the people in Chicago.
Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid, Tokyo
The Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid was designed to be 6561 feet tall. This would have made it the largest manmade structure in the world. It was supposed to be located on Tokyo Bay and the concept was introduced in 2004. The pyramid was supposed to have an external structure made of open network of mega-trusses and supporting struts made from carbon nanotubes to withstand earthquakes and tsunamis.
The Triumphant Elephant
From the Arc de Triomphe to The Triumphant Elephant, Paris wants and loves triumph. In 1758, architect Charles Ribert gave the concept of the giant elephant in the heart of the city and included a proposal to have three interior levels accessible through a spiral staircase. An interior ballroom was designed to have an orchestra that would play music which could be emitted to the streets through the elephant’s ear.
The Walking City
If something is designed for the post-apocalyptic world, it always include something for either New York or London. The Walking City concept was introduced for London in 1960s by Ron Herron who offered artificially intelligent mobile robotic structures that can freely roam the earth.