un·​built | \ ˌən-ˈbilt \

Definition of unbuilt

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

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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 And every infill home is one that goes unbuilt on the edges, preserving rural and open spaces and prevent sprawl. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us," 21 June 2018 Citizens would do well to revisit these unbuilt cities, to let their alternate histories roll around in the head. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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