Atlanta is “Metropolis”

We are currently discussing Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in German 200. One of the most iconic images from this film is the modern city with skyscrapers, airplanes, elevated trains moving around. Turns out that Atlantans in 1910 had a vision of what their city would look like in 2010 not very different from Fritz Lang’s city:

Here’s the picture from Metropolis:

And here’s Atlanta as envisioned by the Greater Atlanta Magazine in 1910 (via the Decatur Metro Blog):


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