For the materials science company Arconic, it is the year when we give birth to a three-mile-high, 3D printed skyscraper!
This tower is only one of many concept designs being pumped out of Arconic. It serves as a design platform for a much larger campaign aptly being dubbed “The Jetsons.” With the combined efforts of futurists and engineers, the company aims to not only predict the year 2062, but also build it.
Another fascinating feature about the skyscraper would be the windows themselves. As opposed to the normally styled windows which merely open and shut, Arconic aims to integrate a new design known as Bloomframe. Not only would this new design motorize all of the windows attached to the skyscraper, but would also be able to transform themselves into all-glass balconies in under a minute. It would serve as a means of transforming our architectural towers into flexible entities, as opposed to one-and-done space hogs.