phantom chicago drawings and app shows the city’s unbuilt visionary projects
above: adolf loos’ proposal for the chicago tribune tower in front of the existing neo-gothic work
all images courtesy of alexander eisenschmidt
phantom chicago, produced by alexander eisenschmidt and his visionary cities project, is currently on display at the city of chicago’s expo 72 gallery until september 29. as part of ‘city works,’ a collaborative exhibition previously on display at the 13 international architecture biennale in venice curated by eisenschmidt, phantom chicago presents over 100 unbuilt visionary schemes that collectively form a visionary city that cuts across history and projects into the future. in its new location, the 160-foot / 50 meters long panorama creates an immersive environment where the gallery walls become the interface to a new city that links the different visions to chicago as it exists via an iphone app.
download the free iphone app here.
iphone app showing tigerman’s titanic viewed on location
section of expanding tower by malcomson (1961) and elevation of weber’s spiral railroad tower (1892)
detail from the panoramic drawing: expanding tower section by malcomson (1961)
beacon of progress by despradelle (1893)
beacon of progress by despradelle (1893) in section
section of tigerman’s instant City (1966) next to lynn’s stranded sears tower (1992)
section of hilberseimer’s plan for chicago (1940) with taut’s tribune tower entry in background (1922)
view of gropius’ and hilberseimer’s tribune tower entry (1922) and other visionary schemes in background
view of panorama drawing across urban model by david brown
tigerman’s titanic with frank lloyd wright’s quadruple block scheme in background