Monday, May 12, 2008

Experimental City of the Future (1967)

The January 22, 1967 Lowell Sun (Lowell, MA) ran this illustration of an experimental city of the future.
Typical Experimental City may look like this. At left is computerized communications complex; at center lies atomic power plant, while at right is greenhouse for vegetables and greenery.

See also:
Transportation in 2000 A.D. (1966)
Personal Helicopter (1943)
Commuter Helicopter (1947)


Robert Seddon said...

Thanks, sir, I cried, 'tis fit for crops,
But where d'ye live, and where d'ye shop?
You'll plan atomic plants downtown,
Till Three Mile Island gets renown.
(Adapted from Pope)

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness all the greenery is efficiently centralized in a giant greenhouse instead of spread all over the city willy-nilly where people might see and enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Eggs, meet basket.

Anonymous said...

So, in future we talk like Soviet secret agent? Or is word "the" no longer exists?