Category: architecture

Cutaway view of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, illustrated by Don Mackey, 1966. (SDASM)

The otherworldly Takara Beautilion pavilion at the Expo ‘70 world’s fair in Osaka, Japan. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa.

The world of tomorrow, circa 2024, on display in GM’s Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1964.

Old Samarkand in Uzbekistan, photographed in color by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, 1905.

(World Digital Library)

The Nineveh Oberoi Hotel in Mosul, Iraq. It has seen better days.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, designed by Louis Kahn, constructed in 1963.

(WTTW)

Logan’s Run (1976)

Disney concept art shows the crystal pyramids of the Imagination pavilion at EPCOT Center, printed in Future Life, March 1981.

The very large Colonial III freighter in the sky over a future city, Illustrated by Angus Mckie for Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD, 1978. Fun fact: The Colonial I was built in 2004.

The airship Hindenburg floats past the Empire State Building in New York City on August 8, 1936.