The 1939 New York World's Fair

The Transportation Zone (Zone 6)

GM Futurama

Futurama contained approximately 500,000 individually designed houses, more than 1,000,000 trees of eighteen species, 50,000 scale size automobiles, of which 10,000 actually worked, bridges, farms, rivers, cities, lakes, forests, super highways, and snow-capped mountains.

The exhibit consisted of separate dioramas which showed how the United States would appear when viewed from an airplane in 1960. As visitors progressed along the ride, the dioramas grew increasingly larger until finally spectators emerged into daylight, stepped out of their chair-cars and found themselves looking at the very buildings which they had just seen in miniature

General Motors (GM) Futurama Entrance
General Motors (GM) Futurama Entrance - photo 097

Futurama Layout

Adolph Witschard

Click on the photo to read about Adolph Witschard, Architect, inventor, and the man behind the animation for Futurama.

Adolph Witschard


Futurama car from Nicole Hilner (2012)

Futurama Cars from Nicole Hilner

Photos of vehicles used in the Futurama Display during the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair.
Curtesory or Nicole Hilner. (2012)