An interesting graphic from Arup showing what they envision the urban skyscraper to be like in the year 2050. My hunch is that something along these lines will happen sooner than 2050, but it’s still worth looking at Arup’s take here on how the skyscraper will essentially serve as a sort of self-sustaining ecosystem for its citizens. Most everything is recycled or recyclable with the skyscraper itself producing food an water for its occupants.

See a larger image after the jump.

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ᔥ Arch Daily