Hotel Attraction

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Hotel Attraction
Hotel Atracción - sección.jpg
Sketch by Gaudi of Hotel Attraction
General information
Status Vision
Type Hotel
Location New York City, New York
Coordinates 40.7115 N 74.0133 W
Height
Antenna spire 360 m (1,180 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 11
Design and construction
Architect Antoni 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". There are two stories as to why the project was cancelled; that Gaudi fell ill, or that he, as a Communist, cancelled the project on principle after objecting to it catering to wealthy clients.[1]

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

The hotel was featured in the Fox Broadcasting television show Fringe. It was featured in the New York City skyline in the alternate universe.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://ny.curbed.com/2013/6/24/10229226/antoni-gaudis-fantastical-futuristic-1908-hotel-attraction
  2. ^ "Gaudi design proposed for WTC". BBC Online. January 23, 2003. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  3. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 40°42′41″N 74°00′48″W / 40.7115°N 74.0133°W / 40.7115; -74.0133