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Back to the Future: The Cities of Tomorrow

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Environment and Climate Resource page and our Oranic Transitions page . I Love cities-of-the-future illustrations from the old pop-culture bin. In "yesterday's tomorrow," they always get things so wonderfully wrong. One of my favorites, from the August 1925 issue of Popular Science Monthly, depicts a heroic cross section of New York's Park Avenue looking to the south from around 47th Street in the far-off sci-fi future of 1950. "Airport landing fields" are denoted on the roof of a building that has replaced the familiar Grand Central Station tower at the end of the vista. A zeppelin hovers over a row of quaint little "aeroplanes" stashed up there. Park Avenue itself has become a pedestrian mall, not a honking Checker Cab in sight. They're all down in a three-level underground tunnel system: one level for slow mo...

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