Here another of Herron’s cities (I took these two photos at the Archigram exhibition at the Design Museum).
I had a friend who asked a few of us to write stories about living in the walking cities. One of the responses was to ask—what would it be like to live in one of the legs? You’d get seasick I guess.
The walking cities themselves are from, what, the 1960s (1964), and for such an era of freedom and protest they betray a lack of imagination. These great big walking machines were couched as being good for business because the workers could get to their offices quicker. It’s all about productivity. Efficiency. Huh.