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(io9)   Futuristic European cities that never existed (but still would've had that weird smell)   (io9.com) divider line 25
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2012-11-22 01:34:52 AM  
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2012-11-22 02:00:43 AM  
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Part of this already exists in Germany

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Meet the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, opened 1901, survived WWII, only one major accident. The car in the bottom photo is the one Kaiser Wilhelm rode in when the system was opened.
 
2012-11-22 02:10:49 AM  
I absolutely love futurist cityscapes. The ones that are drawn or painted, not the CGI ones. I hope this thread doesn't disappoint; I need new wallpapers.

There's a really neat asian one that someone posted on Fark once and I was never able to find it again.
 
2012-11-22 02:12:30 AM  
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Correct, good job.

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2012-11-22 03:05:00 AM  
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Not Europe, of course.
 
2012-11-22 03:12:39 AM  
Paris1127 i saw a TV documentary about some of the many monorails in EU. what a wonderful form of transportation. very clever to place them where they do not impede or interfere with man made structures or cause destruction of natural elements. monorails are one more thing that opens the eyes of an American who has heard "We're #1" chanted many times. maybe every government feeds lies & propaganda to their masses, i don't know.
 
2012-11-22 03:29:00 AM  

fusillade762: [images.wikia.com image 850x340] 

Not Europe, of course.


I prefer Old New York

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mhd
2012-11-22 05:48:20 AM  

Paris1127: Meet the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, opened 1901, survived WWII, only one major accident.


The fatal one or the one with the elephant?
 
2012-11-22 05:55:49 AM  

Paris1127: Part of this already exists in Germany




Meet the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, opened 1901, survived WWII, only one major accident. The car in the bottom photo is the one Kaiser Wilhelm rode in when the system was opened.


Too cool!
+1 to the bucket list!
 
2012-11-22 06:32:07 AM  
I like them all except the movable house idea. Every party, that one f*ckin' guy would pass out on the handbrake or steal the keys and go looking for "some action". It'd probably be slow enough that you wouldn't notcie until he got out to pee behind a bush and you looked out the window and saw him running alongside looking panic stricken.
 
2012-11-22 07:06:26 AM  
I see Albert Speer designed Hitler into the whole thing. I assume it was intentional anyway.
 
2012-11-22 07:08:12 AM  
 
2012-11-22 07:54:01 AM  

mhd: The fatal one or the one with the elephant?


Tuffi suffered only minor injuries ^

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The famous (fake) postcard from the incident
 
2012-11-22 08:14:51 AM  

mhd: Paris1127: Meet the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, opened 1901, survived WWII, only one major accident.

The fatal one or the one with the elephant?


I meant the fatal one. No one was killed when the elephant escaped.

Wrencher: Too cool!
+1 to the bucket list!


It's on my transportation bucket list, up there with the Tokyo and Moscow Metros and the Staten Island Ferry among others

/Star Ferry in Hong Kong beats the Staten Island Ferry hands down...
 
2012-11-22 09:55:20 AM  
What strike me the most in those kind of thing is how they thought people would dress in the future. From time to time they successfully predict future technology but they never correctly predict future clothes. They either think clothing would not change much or that everyone would wear uniforms.
 
2012-11-22 11:57:32 AM  

KrispyKritter: Paris1127 i saw a TV documentary about some of the many monorails in EU. what a wonderful form of transportation. very clever to place them where they do not impede or interfere with man made structures or cause destruction of natural elements. monorails are one more thing that opens the eyes of an American who has heard "We're #1" chanted many times. maybe every government feeds lies & propaganda to their masses, i don't know.


Have you ever visited Ogdenville or North Haverbrook?
 
2012-11-22 12:03:00 PM  

talkertopc: What strike me the most in those kind of thing is how they thought people would dress in the future. From time to time they successfully predict future technology but they never correctly predict future clothes. They either think clothing would not change much or that everyone would wear uniforms.


I think if you went back in time and showed people how people dressed now, their heads would explode.
 
2012-11-22 12:07:35 PM  
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In the future, everything will be lighter than air and used for transportation! Even giant beer kegs!
 
2012-11-22 01:08:14 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: fusillade762: [images.wikia.com image 850x340] 

Not Europe, of course.

I prefer Old New York

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I prefer New Amsterdam

/why they changed it I can't say
 
2012-11-22 01:47:01 PM  
/why they changed it I can't say

guess they liked it better that way
 
2012-11-22 02:06:25 PM  

Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 300x170]

In the future, everything will be lighter than air and used for transportation! Even giant beer kegs!


Light beer? No thanks.
 
2012-11-22 02:51:48 PM  

Slaxl: I see Albert Speer designed Hitler into the whole thing. I assume it was intentional anyway.


That was a pretty irresponsible idea, even for a concept. It would be the biggest dome ever made, it's unknown how it could support it's own mass, and the interior is so large that it would rain inside.

And can we resurrect Le Corbu so we can kill him? We tried Brutalist architecture and city planning. They're dismal and dehumanizing and so soulless they started dying of neglect as soon as they were built.
 
2012-11-22 09:56:50 PM  
The cars in that 1890 drawing look like they're from the 1920s. Pretty good guess, considering there were basically no cars in 1890.
 
2012-11-22 10:09:55 PM  

StopLurkListen: And can we resurrect Le Corbu so we can kill him? We tried Brutalist architecture and city planning. They're dismal and dehumanizing and so soulless they started dying of neglect as soon as they were built.


Corbu was only partially responsible for Brutalism. And as a style of architecture, it's no better or worse than any other; well-designed Brutalist buildings are beautiful and poorly designed on suck. Sadly, like many other stylizes, the poorly--designed buildings out-number the good ones.
 
2012-11-23 08:43:37 AM  
Amazing how gravity still works so well...
 
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