New York’s new LinkNTC public wifi hubs – currently replacing the city’s old standing phone kiosks. Browse the web and access services on a built in tablet, charge your device via USB and make free calls to anywhere in the US with the Vonage app
The first Installation of a planned 7,500 public hubs is underway and by mid July, at least 500 should be installed thoughout the five boroughs.
A conceptual vertical train hub by UK designers Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa which received an honourable mention in eVolo magazine’s skyscraper design competition.
The design – envisaged for a world 60 years hence where the need for high speed transit vies with the limitations of urban space – flips the horizontal layout of a rail terminal on its end to create a cylindrical mass into which trains arrive hovering above magnetic rails then pivot in the style of ferris wheel carriages as they ascend to platforms within the tower.