April Fool’s:
Architecture that Never Was!

Sat, Apr 3, 2021

Did you know NYC architects have taken inspiration from bowling pins to airplane runways when designing the urban built environment? Yet, what is designed is not always built! Inspired by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell's book, Never Built New York, children will explore the imaginative plans that were never built alongside those that have been built. Through our virtual lesson, kids will learn what a skyscraper is, how skyscrapers are designed in three segments, and identify some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world from our SuperTall Exhibit!  Applying what they have learned, kids will reimagine and reconstruct their own "unbuilt" skyscrapers using segments of those SuperTalls and adding other exciting features like helipads, gardens, pools, amusement parks, and more! Find our digital template to design your own "Unbuilt Skyscraper" here! Children can also follow along with the lesson, gain inspiration, and, if preferred, draw and color their own "unbuilt" creations physically on paper!

Click HERE to download the drawing activity.