Sketch by Gaudi of Hotel Attraction
|Location||New York City, New York|
|Coordinates||40.7115 N 74.0133 W|
|Antenna spire||360 m (1,180 ft)|
|Design and construction|
The project was commissioned in May 1908. Planned at a total height of 360 metres, many believed its futuristic design to be 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 were proposed as a basis for the rebuilding of Ground Zero in Manhattan. A modified version of the drawings by Paul Laffoley earned broad media attention. The architect planned to feature a memorial at its base and the Sphere for Plaza Fountain as center of an observation platform at the top of the hotel.
- "Gaudi design proposed for WTC". BBC Online. January 23, 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
- Hotel Attraction / Great Things Never Made, retrieved 2018-02-07
- Fantastical, Curbed’s Could Have Been: Antoni Gaudi’s; says, Futuristic 1908 Hotel Attraction-insiderater com (2013-05-23). "The New York City That Never Was: The Gaudi Hotel". Untapped Cities. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
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