This being Earth Day - I decided to visit Arcosanti. Paolo Soleri's innovative vision of Arcology - Architectecture and Ecology.
Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on pursuing lean alternatives to urban sprawl through innovative design with environmental accountability.
I added some notes. The gray part of the model is complete. The area at the base of the model will be greenhouses. They are under construction. The greenhouses also help to heat the community. The total model is about 20 stories high and will be a community of 5,000 people when (if?) completed.
Arcosanti is just outside of Cordes Junction Arizona between Phoenix, Flagstaff and Prescott.