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Buildings Deferred

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Now we just need the LA version. Grand Avenue project, anyone? Via the New York Times: "When the stock market crashed in October 1929, many ambitious plans that would have changed the face of New York simply vanished. For real estate developers, 1929 seemed like a slot machine stuck in the pay position. In Manhattan in 1928, plans were filed for 14 buildings of 30 stories or higher, but by the next year the number was 52. Only with the passage of time did it become clear that of these 52, just 19 would be built." A look at what was planned, but wasn't built. [NYT]