New York, NY - Doesn’t it seem like New York City is always under construction? How many streets do you see closed off by new structures being erected or old ones going down? How many sidewalks are hemmed in by scaffolding for months or years? New York is a never-ending exhibit of architectonics. A new display at the Queens Museum called “Never Built New York,” however, isn’t so much about what goes up, it’s about the projects that never got off the drawing board.
“Never Built” cocurators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin combed over 150 years of Gotham architectural history to produce this eye-popping panorama of residential edifices, sports stadiums, and a dome—yes, a dome—that were once, fleetingly, envisioned for our fair boroughs.