Grant Morrison’s *Manhattan Guardian* comic book series popped up in The New York Times this past weekend. In making/drawing it, Morrison was ‘attracted by the fun of curating a personal version of New York,’ and he ‘laced [the city] with architectural marvels that were proposed but never actually constructed’ – including buildings by Gaudi, Hans Hollein, Lloyd Wright (‘Ellis Island Key’), and even Robert Moses (the Mid-Manhattan Expressway).
As Morrison descibes it, he wanted to create ‘a more exalted New York,’ using speculative architecture.
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Don’t forget Buckminster Fuller’s exalted concept, Dome Over Manhattan Island.
Not only would the mile-high dome pay for itself through energy (and snow removal) savings, but its thin struts and clear panels would be invisible to the man on the street.