Yesterday, when musing on an early plan for a hugely ambitious cricket stand at the Oval (as shown in image number 4 in this posting), I noted that London has had many an ambitious architectural and/or engineering plan that came to nothing. This got me googling, to learn more about such plans, and I found my way to this list, which is topped off with a tube map of all the non-locations.
On that list of doomed ambition, I think that this never-built-edifice, intended for just north of the City, is my current favourite, not least because you can still imagine such a thing eventually being built:
Details and several more fake-photos here. It dates from a mere six years ago.
That would have really been something to see.
What would London have called it? The Pile of Plates perhaps?