Antoni Gaudí (Catalan, 1852-1926)
Hotel Attraction, New York City. Concept Drawing for Unbuilt Tower, 1908.
- Top: Gaudi’s Sketches, requested by two New York businessmen for a site that would later become the World Trade Center. The luxurious hotel would have been made of alabaster, glass, and tile, with a sun observatory at the top. When the Twin Towers were destroyed, Gaudi’s concept was proposed again, but has not yet gained wide support.
- Bottom 3: Juan Matemala’s sketches, 1952. The son of one of Gaudi’s close friends and sculptors, Matemala created these sketches based on his memories and findings in Gaudi’s drawings.