Six awe-inspiring Jax skyscrapers never built

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The downtown Jacksonville skyline we know and love today would have looked dramtically different if these size skyscrapers would have been built as originally proposed.



Masonic Temple



The Masonic Temple on Main Street is the only building on this list that was actually built. The temple was conceived in 1912 as an 11-story building, which would have made it just as tall as Klutho's recently completed Florida Life Building (a part of the Laura Trio). Developers settled for a six story structure that stood at the intersection of Main and Monroe Streets for decades. Unfortunately, being six stories wasn't enough to save it from the wrecking ball. Today, the site lives on as a surface parking lot.




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