architectural fiction

Fictional Landscapes

Frank Lloyd Wright

This was the last Frank Lloyd Wright’s dream: Ellis Island ‘city of the future’, designed in 1959. As a part of those projects never built in New York, journalist reports the news accompanied with colorful drawings :

‘’..After the immigration centre was decommissioned in 1954 the site was offered to developers.
The highest bid proposed a ‘completely self-contained city of the future’ designed by recently deceased Frank Lloyd Wright.
It featured a circular podium superimposed on the rectangular island. There were thousands of apartments and a 500-room hotel. Air-conditioned domes would house theatres, hospitals, churches and schools. Cars would be replaced by moving pavements.
All proposals were rejected and the island was declared a national monument…’’