November 6, 2017

Love Architecture? 'Never Built New York' is on view at the Queens Museum Through February, 18th

The Queens Museum has launched 'Never Built New York,' an exhibition of architectural projects that never happened.

by Deborah L. Martin

The Queens Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright, Key Plan for Ellis Island.


buckminster fuller
Courtesy of Museum of Modern Art/Avery Architectural
& Fine Arts Library/Columbia University (Frank Lloyd Wright);
The estate of R. Buckminster Fuller.

The Queens Museum has launched Never Built New York, an exhibition of architectural projects that never happened, by luminaries from Frank Lloyd Wright (above) and Zaha Hadid to Louis Kahn, Buckminster Fuller (left), and Robert Moses. Co-curator Sam Lubell says, "The show is designed as a dense urban dreamscape, revealing in all directions pure urban inventions that would have changed the city beyond recognition—both for better and for worse." In addition to drawings and renderings, the exhibit will include 3D printed models, to scale, positioned on the Panorama of the City of New York, where they were intended to be built. Never Built New York runs through February 18, 2018.

The Queens Museum is located in the New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368; 718.592.9700.

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