Bring this incredible project to life! The Never Built New York Kickstarter


The Never Built New York Kickstarter campaign is live!

The Queens Museum invites you to step into an alternate Gotham where the boldest, most daring, and most far-reaching urban designs are realized. Curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, and designed by Christian Wassmann, Never Built New York presents 200 years of visionary architectural and urban designs that never came to be, all brought to life for the first time with original drawings, renderings, newly commissioned models, and 3D visualizations.

We invite you to be part of this monumental exhibition by helping us reach our goal of $35,000. Funding will support the installation of a gallery dedicated to stunning, rarely seen models, sketches, drawings, and more than 70 models to be installed on the Museum’s renowned Panorama of the City of New York. In exchange, we’ll send you some special, limited-edition rewards, including the actual 3D-printed architectural models used in the exhibition, a blueprint from the 1939 World’s Fair, signed copies of the Never Built NY book, and more.


Images: Paul Rudolph, City Corridor, Library of Congress Department of Architecture, Design, and Engineering; William Zeckendorf and Wallace K. Harrison, UN/Midtown Connector, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library: Drawings and Archives; Rodman Wanamaker, National American Indian Memorial, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Mathers Museum of World Cultures; Moshe Safdie, Habitat New York, Safdie Architects; Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Museums and Foundation/Gehry Partners.