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Dreams of architecture

"City of the Future"
Harvey Wiley Corbett

The Art Deco 11 Madison Avenue ("North Building") in NYC was also designed by Ecole des Beaux Arts and Columbia University-educated architect Corbett as an extension to the Met Life Tower across the street. Corbett left his position on the Rockefeller Center design team in order to take up this project in 1928. However, the Great Depression of 1929 left the proposed 100-story, telescoping tower incomplete at 32-stories. The current building remains as the base of what could still be the planned tower...

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