Mile-High Skyscrapers and Floating Cities That Never Were

Wired.com has compiled a portfolio of “promised skylines we never got to see — and a few that may yet come to be — as seen from the imagined eyes of those who live there.” The picture above is Frank Lloyd Wright’s “This Illinois”, which was supposed to shoot 5,278 feet above Chicago. Other “alternate reality architectures” include

Welthauptstadt Germania: The projected renewal of the German capital Berlin by Adolf Hitler

X-Seed 4000: Home to 500,000 of Tokyo’s finest.

The Arcologies, 2070: Sets of architectural design principles aimed toward the design of enormous habitats (hyperstructures) of extremely high human population density.

New Berlin X-seed 4000 tokyo japan arcology

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