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The future we used to have, part 4

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Time for something nice to look at, so here are some photos and artwork of what the year 2000 might have looked like from earlier decades…

land

Red Banner Textile Factory, St Petersburg, by Eric Mendelssohn (source: Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture 1922-32, Richard Pare)

Park Synagogue, Cleveland Heights, by Eric Mendelssohn

The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex

Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, by Félix Candela

Centrosoyuz Building, Moscow, by Le Corbusier (source: Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture 1922-32, Richard Pare)

People's Commissariat for Heavy Industry (proposed): I Fomin, P Abrosimov, M Minkus 1934

water

Jules Underwater Lodge (source: http://www.jul.com)

The Ben Franklin cutaway from Popular Science (source: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov)

air

Republic XF-12 Rainbow

Convair NB-36, which carried a nuclear reactor

Saro Duchess, a jet-powered version of the Princess

North American XB-70 Valkyrie

North American XF-108 Rapier

Hawker P.1103 (source: http://rp-one.net)

space

The US military's Manned Orbiting Laboratory

An early Shuttle proposal

Space Station Freedom, circa 1985

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One thought on “The future we used to have, part 4

  1. The last picture is pretty much how the manned portion of the current ISS looked in the mid 2000s

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