“The Cubic City,” Rev. Louis Tucker, D.D., 1929

“The Cubic City,” Rev. Louis Tucker, D.D., 1929 – A man thinks himself into the future, where he finds that New York has become a cubic city. Problems such as noise, disorder, garbage, the insane, criminals, and the rude have been eliminated by the new code of Urbanity.  The text discusses the life of the skyscraper, population pressures, class, “position,” and universal equality. The architecture is 2001-esque, white and stark, and employs a modern use of glass. The populace monitors itself through constant surveillance provided by the televisor news service. Unrest is controlled by the use of gas.

Comments: Available in Gosh! Wow! For a graphic of a cubic city, see Tales of Future Past.



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