This post authored by Christian Salcedo and Paul Beshouri
Detroit has a long history of planning big, grandiose projects. The city planned ostentatious skyscrapers to celebrate the wealth of the 1920s, demolished and rebuilt entire neighborhoods in the '50s, and desperately courted megaprojects in the '70s and '80s intended to stop the city's bleeding.
Only a fraction of that planning ever became reality. Even the skyline-dominating Renaissance Center looks rather timid compared to its intended size. Ahead: Ten city-altering designs from decades past that never quite made it.