1969 Design Proposals for NYC

A 200-MPH transit system, a dome over Times Square, and other daydreams.


     Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 26, 2020
     Category: Motor Vehicles | Urban Life | 1960s | Yesterday’s Tomorrows

Why build a dome? Just put acid in the water supply...
Posted by Brian on 08/26/20 at 06:40 AM
This looks like inspiration for many science-fiction / fantasy urban setting movies of the era. You should look through the rest of the article. It sort of looks like "Blade Runner" and "Logan's Run" spliced together. Although it does provoke some thought of how a city could be planned for better functioning, I'd forgotten how elitist and stodgy the New Yorker Magazine could be. I haven't looked thorough one for many years. Does it still have that same attitude?
Posted by KDP on 08/26/20 at 11:46 AM
Well, that Landliner idea is not all that stupid. A 200 MPH tube within Nooyawk would be silly, but along the length of the BosWash? Not that daft. Not that daft at all.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/29/20 at 08:17 AM
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