Audi Urban Future Shows Us What Manhattan Will Look Like in 2030

Blake Z. Rong
by Blake Z. Rong

What will Manhattan look like in 2030? Get your multipasses ready, because Audi has an idea—it’ll be green, multicultural, and certainly involve four rings.
Opening at the New Museum at the Bowery, the exhibit brings designers, architects, and artists together to form a unified vision of what life will be like in less than 20 years, with five prominent New York architecture firms concentrating on one section of the island. The exhibit features a 1:1200 rendering of the Manhattan of 2030, with an Inception-like rendering of the island folding upon itself.

“With the Audi Urban Future Initiative we as a globally operating company are exercising social responsibility”, said Peter Schwarzenbauer, an Audi board member. “In order to convert visions into reality more quickly, our experts are taking part in the debate about the city of the future. At the same time we are networking with experts from other disciplines – and in this way playing our part in shaping the urban future.”

Want to get a glimpse of the future? You’ll have to go to the New Museum and attend its Festival of Ideas for the New City, including a three-day symposium, starting May 7th, about what this future will truly bring. Flying Audis? Self-tying shoelaces? Zombies? Remember, it’s only 4 more years until we’re supposed to get hoverboards. Get on it, you lousy scientists.

For more information, visit the Audi Urban Future Initiative web site.

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