Seattle in the Year 2100

Seattle in the Year 2100

Happy New Year! We’ll start 2012 with an illustration of a futuristic Seattle. I was asked by Seattle Met to create an image of what Seattle could look like in the year 2100 with an estimated population of over 15 million.

According to the article, University of Washington researchers believe that as the planet’s finite resources become more scarce more people will move to the Pacific Northwest by the millions due to the area’s fresh water resources.

It was a fun challenge to imagine what a city could look like in 80 years.  Thanks to Chris for the assignment, and to Pete, Jill, Chantal and Mark for turning their backs to me to pose for photo reference of the boat people.

Seattle Met : Seattle in the Year 2100

2 thoughts on “Seattle in the Year 2100”

  1. John W. Tomac
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    This looks fantastic! Great use of color. Love how the futurescape dwarfs the Space Needle.

    • Joel Kimmel
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      Thanks John! I also added in a basketball stadium in the hopes Seattle will have an NBA team again by then!