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Joesph Urban submitted this design in 1927 to a competition for a new Metropolitan Opera House. Urban’s design situated the opera house at the base of a skyscraper:

Hugh Ferriss, "An Imposing Glimpse of New York as It Will be Fifty Years Hence," 1924

vintagegeekculture: “ Hugh Ferris’s “Metropolis of Tomorrow,” maybe one of the most influential series of architectural illustrations ever, with towering buildings that dwarf the human scale.

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Two entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition 1922 Bertram Goodhue's entry (left) received honorable mention & Eliel Saarinen's entry (right) received second prize.

Empire State Building 1931

Ask me to name the precursors of Dieselpunk and Hugh Ferriss will be one of the first names on my list. There's already an article about this genius delineator…