The excerpt below has been translated from German.
. . . A little more green would be good for cities - not just those in Austria. At least that's what the US architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) thinks. National Geographic had SOM draw a picture of the city of the future last year. Up to now, visions of the future from the past century have usually had a lot in common: gigantic skyscrapers, people who live, work and shop tightly on several levels - and of course the obligatory flying cars, probably the most frequently depicted false prognosis in the world.
SOM cannot be accused of being unrealistic. The office is one of the largest architecture firms in the world and has designed thousands of buildings - from the One World Trade Center in New York to airport terminals in Singapore and Dublin to the never-built Tyrol Tower in Wörgl.