Boozy: The Life, Death, & Subsequent Vilification of Le Corbusier
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General Motors exhibit, "Futurama," Norman Bel Geddes designer, New York World's Fair, 1939. Viewers in chairs hover over the futuristic city on the Futurama ride.
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Bel Geddes Collection, University of Texas.]

GM
Futurama, New York World's Fair, 1939. "Future city street of 1960 completely separates autos and pedestrians. Sidewalks and show windows are at the second-story level. Cars drive from ground roadways to great parking spaces under buildings. The roofs of the low-lying buildings are parks and restaurants. Model auditorium is where General Motors plans to be selling cars in the city of 1960."[Life Magazine, America in 1960, June 5, 1939, p. 83.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama," New York World's Fair, 1939. A very close view of the intersection. Then came the "hook": "Ladies and gentlemen, in a moment we will arrive actually on this very street intersection - to become a part of the World of Tomorrow..." and they did. "See the thrilling stage show in the auditorium - see the beautiful motor car display - the Diesel, Frigidaire, Fisher Body and Overseas exhibits."
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Larry Zim, Mel Lerner and Herbert Rolfes, The World of Tomorrow, 1988.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama," New York World's Fair, 1939. The actual intersection. We can see cars on the lower level and the GM auditorium at left.
[
Larry Zim, Mel Lerner and Herbert Rolfes, The World of Tomorrow, 1988, p. 110.]

GM Exhibit,
Futurama, New York World's Fair, 1939. "Two 14-lane express highways cross in 1960."
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Life Magazine, Life Goes to the Futurama, June 5, 1939, p. 90.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama," New York World's Fair, 1939. The amusement park in Futurama, seen from above.
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Photo, Bel Geddes Collection, University of Texas.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama" image of countryside, New York World's Fair, 1939.
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Bel Geddes Collection, University of Texas.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama," New York World's Fair, 1939. A large suspension bridge hugs a segment of freeway, with off-ramps and intersections, as seen from on high.
[
Larry Zim, Mel Lerner and Herbert Rolfes, The World of Tomorrow, 1988, p. 110.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama," New York World's Fair, 1939. An image of the countryside from the moving chairs. There was a large panorama for each stage of the trip.
[
Larry Zim, Mel Lerner and Herbert Rolfes, The World of Tomorrow, 1988, p. 110.]

General Motors exhibit, "
Futurama," New York World's Fair, 1939. A workman with a scale model of a large skyscraper gives the city a sense of scale.
[
Larry Zim, Mel Lerner and Herbert Rolfes, The World of Tomorrow, 1988, p. 112.]

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