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99% Invisible: Unbuilt

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Courtesy of The Urbanist.
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"From Call Building to Oakland City Hall in 5 Minutes” from the California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibiliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside.";

On the April 24, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

There is an allure to unbuilt structures: the utopian, futuristic transports; the impossibly tall skyscrapers; even the horrible highways. They all capture our imagination with what could have been.

Imagine a high-speed funicular suspended from a bridge of soaring towers over the Bay, connecting downtown San Francisco to Oakland…

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Roman Mars is host and producer of KALW’s 99% Invisible, a short radio show about design and architecture. The 99% Invisible podcast recently peaked at #8 in the iTunes rankings for all podcasts, as well as #1 in both the Arts and Design categories. He is also the host, producer and program director of Public Radio Remix from PRX, a 24-hour, experimental public radio story stream broadcast on XM 123 and public radio stations across the country. He was a founding producer at PRX/NPR’s Snap Judgment and Senior Producer at the Third Coast International Audio Festival.