See the city that could have been. Museum of the Phantom City lets you view visionary designs created by architects and artists throughout history. Walk through the city and see Buckminster Fuller’s Dome over midtown Manhattan, Adolf Loos’s unbuilt Chicago Tribune Tower, or Archigram’s pop-futurist Walking City, all while standing on the projects’ intended sites.
To use: White bursts overlaid on a darkened map of the city indicate the sites of past visions. Tap on the burst to unlock the content for that site. Users can “rate” the futures, and access other features, by tapping at the bottom of the screen.
The latest version covers three cities: New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Version 1.3 incorporates content from Unbuilt San Francisco, an exhibition co-sponsored by the AIA San Francisco / Center for Architecture and Design, California Historical Society, UC Berkeley Environmental Design Archives, SF Public Library, and SPUR.
Ratings and Reviews
Interesting history but needs a back Button
I need to shut down the application to exit one set of photos to go to another location
Great idea, poor execution. I have to exit the app and shut it down to go to another location.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.