3. Moscow Russia Tower
Norman Foster’s plans for Europe’s largest skyscraper, were another casualty of the financial crisis which befell the world in the recent past. The 118 floor “Russia Tower” was to sit in the center of what was to be Moscow’s new business district – signalling its re-emergence as a global force. Sadly, the work which began on it in 2007 was halted only one year later.
4. Copenhagen Bike Lane
A bicycle and pedestrian harbour crossing hinged between two skyscrapers was the magnificent idea of American architect Steven Holl. The idea for this construction was first pitched in 2008, as a useful structure which would at the same time provide users with a beautiful view of the city. In the end, plans for the “Copenhagen Gate” were thrown out in 2015 as officials reasoned that it would be easier for potential users to navigate their way around the harbour than to line up for an elevator ride on either side.