From 1957, an architect's model of 'Skyport 2000', a futuristic proposal for an airport building to stand in St George's Circus, near Waterloo Station, London in the year 2000.
Made for the Glass Age Development Committee and designed by architect James Dartford, the model shows how aircraft could land and take off from a giant platform supported by three glass-clad pillars. These would contain lifts carrying passengers down to a hotel, offices, and parking for private planes and cars.
Luckily for the London skyline, Skyport 2000 never became a reality. For more unbuilt wonders of the British capital, tap on our link in bio.
📷: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images | 15 February 1957
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