Hotel Attraction

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Drawing by Joan Matamala of Hotel Attraction

Hotel Attraction was a proposed project by architect Antoni Gaudí, for a skyscraper in New York City.

The project was commissioned in May 1908. Planned at a total height of 360 metres, it was probably unrealistic for its time. Little is known about its origin, and the project remained unknown until 1956, when a report by Joan Matamala i Flotats was published, called "When the New World called Gaudí".

The drawings for the Attraction Hotel had been proposed as basis for the rebuilding of the Ground Zero of Manhattan.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

The Hotel Attraction is completed in an alternate reality as the "Grand Hotel" as seen in the Fringe episode Over There (Part 1).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gaudi design proposed for WTC". BBC Online. January 23, 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-11.