“The building industry is the last holdover of the archaic craft system. We are going to have to revise our building technology. The Lockheed Corporation already has drawings for an aircraft holding ten thousand passengers. There is no reason why you couldn’t build a New York skyscraper along similar lines. It could be built horizontally under mass production conditions and flown in horizontally to minimize drag, then upended. In this fashion we would be able to deliver a whole city in one day by air.”
(Buckminster Fuller on New York Magazine, March 1970, in a panel of other key figures)
Illustration by Seymour Chwast.
Via: Mika Savela