Never Built New York

Exhibition Website

Sep 17 2017 - Feb 18 2018

Queens Museum

New York City, NY

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, co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, invites visitors to discover the New York City that might have been through original prints, drawings, models, installations, and animations. While it may be impossible to re-imagine New York, Never Built explores a city where you could catch a football game in Manhattan, travel via a floating airport, and live in an apartment also acting as a bridge support.

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.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Architecture
  • Buckminster Fuller
  • and others

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