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 were proposed as a basis for the rebuilding of Ground Zero in Manhattan.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

Not to be confused with Grand Hotel (New York City).

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


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

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