This is the fourth in a series of posts drawn from the authors'recent work
Never Built New York, published courtesy of Metropolis Books.
A February 1925 article in the New York Times outlined Hood’s plan for 50- to 60-story towers of apartments on either side of a broad roadway, housing an estimated 50,000 people over a suspension bridge spanning 10,000 feet. Shops, theaters, and esplanades would provide lovely diversions on the bridges, while elevators could bring residents down to the water for boating, swimming, and more aquatic fun.
Sam Lubell is a Staff Writer at Wired and a Contributing Editor at the Architect’s Newspaper. He has written seven books about architecture, published widely, and curated Never Built Los Angeles and Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum. Greg Goldin was the architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine from 1999 to 2011, and co-curator, and co-author, of Never Built Los Angeles. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Zocalo, among many others.
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