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Old March 6th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #1061
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so the more neon sings and propaganda plastered in buildings means that the city is futuristic?
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Old March 6th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #1062
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Old March 8th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #1063
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"Futuristic" is all relative,
as the major cities of the world are basically on the same wavelength.
If a city "looks" futuristic to you then it is.
If a city has its shit together in the ways of housing,
services, government or transportation, then a city is "efficient."
The most futuristic cities now are the ones in the Middle East and Asia.
Futuristic looking, that is.
Is your city "green?"
That could help its standing these days,
but green technology is basically underdeveloped.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #1064
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so the more neon sings and propaganda plastered in buildings means that the city is futuristic?
How about this?







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Old March 8th, 2011, 01:49 PM   #1065
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Old March 8th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #1066
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this was futuristic in the 50s

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Old March 11th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #1067
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for me is
singapore(futuristy city of garden)

dubai(futuristic city architectural)

chicago(futuristic downtown cityscape)
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Old March 14th, 2011, 02:16 AM   #1068
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Actually when hearing the word "futuristic", I always think about this movie scene :




It's from the russian movie "Solaris" (1972). It was shot in Tokyo. It has this perfect and eerie future feeling.

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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:48 AM   #1069
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Times Square copied from London, no?

Piccadilly Circus in 1960
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=69864
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=81783
About what were you talking about?

NY in 1949 (Times Square):


NY in 1912 (Times Square):


NY in 1900 / 1907 (Times Square):


Piccadilly Circus in 1912:

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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:09 AM   #1070
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Piccadilly Circus in 1819



1890



1949



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1962
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1963


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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #1071
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That is... Piccadilly Circus brought illuminated billboards after Broadway.
In the early 1900s there was already billboards on Broadway (theater). As we saw, Piccadilly Circus just went outdoors later.

Through his images, I see billboards only in 1949. But I know that by the year 1920 has begun to take the first illuminated billboards - in Piccadilly (and in 1900-1907 was already on Broadway).
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #1072
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Piccadilly circus used to be big according to the old video footage, but today Piccadilly circus is just a piece of cake, not a lot of LCD screens there because of all those old buildings which are not allowed to get ruined by modern billboards.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:42 AM   #1073
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Really. But in Piccadilly Circus has a predominance of ancient architecture with a more modern style. It is a very nice center.
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Old March 30th, 2011, 12:52 PM   #1074
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Piccadilly looks so kitchy, as an answer to Broadway and Shibuya.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #1075
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the last video is awesome!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #1077
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There is no other city in the world that can match up to the futuristic sense of Shanghai. I mean, just look at the oriental pearl tower.

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Doha also has a futuristic feeling to it
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Old May 27th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #1079
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This is pretty futuristic...depending on your definition of course

Panasonic to build eco-friendly 'smart town' in Fujisawa
http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu006000c.html
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TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will build an environmentally friendly "smart town" in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, in collaboration with eight other companies and the Fujisawa city office.

The 60 billion yen project on a vacant 19-hectare site of a former Panasonic plant will see the construction of 1,000 homes as well as various facilities that will be powered using solar power generation and home-use storage battery systems, the consumer electronics giant said.

The planned town, called Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, will also promote the sharing of electric vehicles.

Carbon dioxide emissions in Fujisawa SST will be 70 percent lower than 1990 levels, Panasonic said without providing details.

The project in the city located around 50 kilometers west of Tokyo will begin in fiscal 2012 with an eye toward opening the new town in fiscal 2013. All homes will be occupied by the end of 2018, creating a town with a population of around 3,000.

Announcing the project at a press conference in Tokyo, Panasonic President Fumio Otsubo said the company will "promote (the Fujisawa SST concept) around the world, especially in Asia, and make suggestions for town building in areas damaged by the (March 11) earthquake and tsunami disaster."

The eight companies participating in the project include Mitsui & Co., Mitsui Fudosan Co., PanaHome Corp. and Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co.
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Here is more info on the above..I would say this is the most futurustic and innovative.

Panasonic Announces Sustainable Smart Town Project
http://news.panasonic.net/archives/2011/0526_5407.html

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What is Fujisawa SST?

Panasonic and Fujisawa City in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 50 km west of Tokyo, announced on November 17, 2010 that it had reached an agreement to build a smart town on the vacant lot of Panasonic's former factory site. Aiming to open the new "eco-town" in the fiscal year ending in March 2014, the business partnership of the nine partner companies and one city will collaborate to build an innovative smart town deploying services and energy systems based on Panasonic's Eco Ideas for green lifestyles. All partners will work closely together throughout every phase of the project, from the master planning stage to actual operation of the town that will have about 1,000 households.



Panasonic will apply its "comprehensive solutions for the entire house, entire building and entire town" to Fujisawa SST, combining its energy saving technologies in energy creation, storage and management with a safe and secure environment. Specifically, the company plans to preinstall its solar power generation systems and household storage battery systems across the town, including homes, various facilities and public zones, which would be the first of its kind in the world. Panasonic intends to replicate Fujisawa SST as a business model in other parts of Japan and overseas.
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