Center City West a.k.a Universe Square
30th and Market
|Design by Harari Yahya and Wan Zawber. Photo: University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign|
This right here stretches the definition of "Dead-Ass Proposal", being that this was never seriously proposed for construction. This is a series of designs made by architecture grad students in 1992 showing possible ideas for the extension of Center City across the Schuylkill. While a completely pie-in-the-sky idea back then, the leaping of highrise architecture into the West has become a reality in the here and now.
Read more at the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog