A Picture Is Worth: The City of Tomorrow, 1934

I do like to complain about glass buildings, usually suggesting that they are a recent phenomenon, but this image from Modern Mechanix pretty much nails the city of the present: floor to ceiling glass, streets full of cars, enough light to blot out the sky completely.

Artist’s Idea of the “City of Tomorrow,” Constructed of Glass in Steel Frames; a Practical Process for This Work Is Being Used in Building a New York Filling Station, Similar to the One Shown in the Foreground; the Glass Walls Lend Themselves to Unusual Lighting Effects

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