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February 27, 2011 / Omar J. Peters

Democracity

Democracity was an exhibition at the 1939 Worlds Fair, New York that envisioned the city of tomorrow.  Unlike the more popular exhibit, Futurama, the General Motors showpiece at the same Fair which portrayed the city of 1960, Democracity envisioned the city of 2039.

The city was a carefully planned community built on the shores of a river with the streets radiating out from a central tower.  Powered by hydroelectrics, the city was open and clean without any noise, congestion or pollution because industry had been dispersed to equally planned outlying communities and workers were dispersed with them to cut down on the commuting.

-from Tales of Future Past

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