un·​built | \ ˌən-ˈbilt How to pronounce unbuilt (audio) \

Definition of unbuilt

1 : not built : not yet constructed
2 : not built on an unbuilt plot

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The unbuilt paean to the college game featured a towering, flat facade, upon which video would be broadcast at a scale big enough to turn the parking lot into drive-in, according to critic Witold Rybczynski. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Masterpieces of Robert Venturi, a postmodern architecture icon," 20 Sep. 2018 When the dust settles, this spectacular billion-dollar listing may remain unbuilt and available for a buck, white-tailed or otherwise. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "An Empty Lot Above Beverly Hills Is the Most Expensive Real Estate in the World," 17 Jan. 2019 But of the 1,171 works Wright created in his lifetime, 660 remain unbuilt. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Lost Frank Lloyd Wright buildings reimagined in new renderings," 5 Nov. 2018 After acquiring some unbuilt chassis and spares, the German company Dauer built five improved EB110 Supersports with new, all-carbon bodywork. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "This Bugatti EB110 video is a great reminder of the 1990s supercar boom," 13 Aug. 2018 Over the past few years, an increasing number of developers and real estate companies have used VR as a way of pitching unbuilt condos or showcasing a luxury home to buyers who might live in another city. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "How architects are using virtual reality to walk through buildings that don't yet exist," 3 July 2018 People might return to unbuilt architecture as inspiration for the future, but unrealized cities offer more than just old ideas renewed. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018 Though unbuilt, Le Corbusier’s proposals would go on to influence others. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018 Some 72 years later, and after more than a dozen commissions, reports and white papers on where to put it, the third runway remains unbuilt. The Economist, "Heathrow’s third runway could be blown off course by pollution," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of unbuilt

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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