Saturday, February 09, 2008

Cloud City airships to float New Yorkers above post-apocalyptic maelstrom





What if New York City were totally trashed in a disaster? That was the premise for a design competition that spawned this Cloud City idea by Studio Lindfors. It was one the Selected Entries in the "What if New York City . . ." design competition, where designers dreamed up this concept where New Yorkers are lifted above the rubble in blimp houses, staying together as a community while crews clear away the mess below.

(Via The Keyhoe Report.)

6 comments:

dad2059 said...

How Jules Verne-ish.

Mac said...

Oddly Wellsian, too. The tethered blimps are vaguely tripod-ish.

Anonymous said...

I'm upset for the little panda bear. He's so cute!

Mac said...

Yeah, the panda got a bum deal. All the humans are partying it up in their distributed aerial city where, presumably, stuffed animals are no longer needed.

joe montgolfier said...

Last place I'd want to be after an urban disaster is in a tethered balloon with half-crazed New Yorkers...and how do "they" get those balloons in there in the first place?

Me, I'd ride my bicycle outta there...

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