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vintagemanhattanskyline:

Final touches of the blue-tinted glass and aluminum curtain-wall facade of the new 46-story New York Hilton Hotel (Willam B. Tabler-Harrison & Abramovitz, 1963) in its final phase of its construction in early 1963. Close-up view looking northwest from the intersection of Avenue of the Americas between 52nd and 53rd streets.
Photo: Unknown.
Source: Architectural Record. November 1963.
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vintagemanhattanskyline:

Final touches of the blue-tinted glass and aluminum curtain-wall facade of the new 46-story New York Hilton Hotel (Willam B. Tabler-Harrison & Abramovitz, 1963) in its final phase of its construction in early 1963. Close-up view looking northwest from the intersection of Avenue of the Americas between 52nd and 53rd streets.

Photo: Unknown.

Source: Architectural Record. November 1963.

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Proposal for the replacement of St Nicholas’ Church in Radford, Coventry (circa 1950).

St Nicholas’ Church was destroyed by the Luftwaffe in World War II and various proposals were drawn up for its replacement, including this one designed by Arcon. It included reinforced concrete ribs with a glass sweeping roof over the nave. The final design retained the curved roof and sloping sides but incorporated it into a downsized, less-daring design.

thechemistryset:

Bethanien Kinderdorf, Bergisch Gladbach, c. 1975
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thechemistryset:

Bethanien Kinderdorf, Bergisch Gladbach, c. 1975

(Gottfried Böhm, 1962-1968)

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Sketch plan of concept plans for the Bath Row Redevelopment Area in Birmingham, England (circa 1954).
Bath Row was one of five Redevelopment Areas to be created in the city following World War II, and the entire land was cleared to make way for modern social housing. The final plans differed substantially to this sketch, including the road junctions which were a separate project.
The estate created was called Lee Bank and has undergone significant regeneration since 2001, seeing the majority of the estate demolished.

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Sketch plan of concept plans for the Bath Row Redevelopment Area in Birmingham, England (circa 1954).

Bath Row was one of five Redevelopment Areas to be created in the city following World War II, and the entire land was cleared to make way for modern social housing. The final plans differed substantially to this sketch, including the road junctions which were a separate project.

The estate created was called Lee Bank and has undergone significant regeneration since 2001, seeing the majority of the estate demolished.

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Artist’s impressions of Beckton Gas Works improvement plans (circa 1947).

The plans were completed in 1949, when the plant was nationalised by the UK Government. The plant was decommissioned in 1969.

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The Countess Road project, Walthamstow, London (circa 1947).

The Countess Road project included twenty 6 storey blocks of social housing. Car usage was minimised to prevent injuries and shops were provided on site to promote a local economy in the estate.

landmarksandfollies:

Marcel Breuer’s Unbuilt 60 State Street, Boston.

The high cost of Breuer’s design led to the cancelling of this tower. Later, SOM designed a building for this site.

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Bern Technical College, Bern, Switzerland (circa 1947).
Designed by H. Brechbuhler and Dubach & Gloor, built 1937-9.
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Bern Technical College, Bern, Switzerland (circa 1947).

Designed by H. Brechbuhler and Dubach & Gloor, built 1937-9.

loveyousomat:

Candilis-Josic-Woods: Urbanisme

Le Carré Bleu n.3 1961

Competition for a satellite city near Toulouse (France)