YES. City of the future!
I have to go with Coral Castle.
With a name like that, you’d think it will be related to the sea or found near the coastline. Is actually surrounded by modern infrastructure in the middle of Miami. Stepping inside feels like you entered a new world, a private city oblivious to its surroundings. Only the crowds of visitors and tour guides explaining its history remind you that you’re still in Miami, Florida (don’t let the picture fool you, the place was packed). The mystery of how and when it was built further accentuates its sci-fi aspect.
I have two places that are actually really similar and specifically make me feel like I’m in a futuristic spaceship.
One is the red floor in the Seattle Public Library.
The other one is the stairwell in the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
I just love the red monochrome – it feels so sci-fi to me. Probably because of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Holy jeebus. I want to write a screenplay just so I can shoot it in that library.
Now that I think about it, Los Angeles being the homebase of Googie architecture, we’ve got a lot of futuristic buildings to choose from. The most dominant being the Theme Building in the middle of LAX. The restaurant has been closed for years. But I’ve lived here long enough to have had drinks up there.
The Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Looking up at all the floors that stacked higher and higher was boggling. It felt super futuristic!
(Not as good a pic, but it’s one I managed to snap when walking through the lobby!)
It’s old hat now, but the Guggenheim in New York City springs to mind, only because when my parents took me there back in the 60s, when I was around 9 or 10, I desperately wanted to skate down those ramps.
The Guggenheim still feels like the future to me!
Whoa, this looks incredible. Thank you for sharing it!
Recent conversation in Chicago is calling for the “eyesore to be torn down” but I always thought the Illinois State Building in Chicago had that Death-Star interior feel to it :?)
There are quite a few of these kinds of LED-based buildings being built now, but 10 years ago when I took these pictures, this was quite a sight for me.
The Ars Electronica Center, in Linz, reflecting on the Danube.
More than 5000 m² of outer glass utilizing 40,000 high-powered LEDs.
Las Vegas - The Aria Hotel and Cosmopolitan complex. This was the view we had from our condo on a trip we took there a few years ago. I thought it looked pretty space aged!
Like from Logan’s Run.
I still wanna skate down those ramps!
My first encounter with Sinclair,Wyoming was driving by it at dusk. Still waiting for one of those towers to blast off.
The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta immediately comes to mind. It’s a 1.4 million square foot facility with large, impossibly high-ceiling corridors and multiple massive conference rooms, making it reminiscent of the Jedi Temple from Star W