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". 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.
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