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Building 'Never Built New York'

How Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin turned a book with 200 years of unrealized architectural dreams for five boroughs into a museum show.
Glowing translucent models add a "Never Built" twist to a Queens Museum mainstay.
Glowing translucent models add a "Never Built" twist to a Queens Museum mainstay.Queens Museum

After the exhibition “Never Built Los Angeles”—an exploration of the city’s most compelling unrealized proposals—wrapped up in 2013, Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin decided it was time to give another city the same treatment.

“The next city would have to be a hub of talented builders and designers with a lot of appeal to people around the world,” says Lubell. “Where there’s good built work, there’s good unbuilt work!”