The future of one big building

One student project seeks to imagine how New York City’s Port Authority Building would change over the next week decades.

we set out to develop new hypotheses for the future of the PABT which we see as needing to respond to a world in which mobility is as much a matter of portable networked telecommunications devices as travel…
How do we make a building that embraces civic, commercial, and infrastructural spaces while remaining secure?

Check out their detailed discussion of method, including science fiction and graphic design.

The results appear in a video clip which purports to be a kind of informercial from 2060:

(thanks to Hugh Blackmer)

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