In the late 1950s, many people took it for granted that our skies would be filled with thousands of amazing flying machines by the year 2000. But this posed a design challenge for futurist-minded planners. Where would these flying cars and helicopters land in the cities of tomorrow? In 1957, a handful of designers in London came up with a solution: the Skyport One.
Much like the plans for Motopia in 1960, the Skyport One wasn't just some random excuse to play with futuristic ideas. The designers had an ulterior motive in that this airport concept was supposed to help sell glass as the building material of the future.