In the minds of architects
Visualisations of some of the grandest designs never to be built.
Crystal '69 - 1969
A 1,000 foot tower of glass planned for Kings Cross, London.
Étoile de Varne - 1856
Thomé de Gamond’s plan for an artificial island in the English Channel.
Motopia - 1959
Geoffrey Jellicoe’s 'glass city of the future' where cars would drive along the rooftops.
The Great Victorian Railway - 1855
Joseph Paxton’s plan to make an enormous glass loop to link central London.
Wren's London - 1666
Christopher Wren’s plan to transform London after the Great Fire.
The Mid Scotland Ship Canal - c. 1910
The proposal to create a giant sea canal across Scotland.
The Bruce Plan - 1945
Robert Bruce’s stark, modernist vision for Glasgow.
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The fascinating and dramatic stories behind some of the grandest designs never built.