Hotel Attraction

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Hotel Attraction
Hotel Atracción - sección.jpg
Sketch by Gaudi of Hotel Attraction
General information
LocationNew York City, New York
Coordinates40.7115 N 74.0133 W
Antenna spire360 m (1,180 ft)
Technical details
Floor count11
Design and construction
ArchitectAntoni Gaudi

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, many believed its futuristic design to be unrealistic for its time.[1] 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".[1]

The drawings for the Attraction Hotel were proposed as a basis for the rebuilding of Ground Zero in Manhattan.[2] 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.[3]

The hotel was featured in the Fox Broadcasting television show Fringe. It was featured in the New York City skyline in the alternate universe.[4]


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  2. ^ "Gaudi design proposed for WTC". BBC Online. January 23, 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  3. ^ Hotel Attraction / Great Things Never Made, retrieved 2018-02-07
  4. ^ 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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Coordinates: 40°42′41″N 74°00′48″W / 40.7115°N 74.0133°W / 40.7115; -74.0133