1930s imagining of 1980s New York in the sci-fi musical Just Imagine (1930, dir. David Butler). Designed by art director Stephen Goosson, the city set was an elaborate miniature model that covered a ground area of 75 x 225 feet and whose tallest tower measured 40 feet. Ferriss’s drawings of the ”business center of the future” (pictures #3-5) provided the most direct inspiration for Goosson’s sets.
The opening scenes of the (otherwise mediocre) film, which feature this cityscape, can be seen here.