Oscar Niemeyer - Ghost Tower, Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 60’s.
Of the 70 120m high towers only four were actually constructed. Two are inhabited by wealthy citizens, one collapsed in the 90’s and the fourth one was never finished. Two Dutch artists, Wouter Osterholt and Elke Uitentuis are currently trying (with the investors) to find 20 million dollar to finish the Ghost Tower after 40 years.
“The crinkled steel surface of Frank Gehry’s 76-story Beekman Tower continues to rise despite worries over the project’s financing. Mr. Gehry’s first skyscraper will reshape the downtown skyline, offering a counterpoint to the ornate terracotta facade of the 1913 Woolworth building, one of the city’s most historic towers.”