According to the call for proposals, all facilities needed to be able to handle 4,000 passengers an hour within a three-acre footprint, provide charging spots for all the eVTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircrafts, and minimize environmental impact on adjacent neighborhoods. The selected firms and proposals are: ↑ Gannett
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5yw38jtcgflfxodj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure. At the ride-hailing company’s second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles, six architecture firms presented their winning designs of what these so-called “Skyports” could look like. And holy cow, these things look straight out of Star Wars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It was all futuristic sky towers, helipads, and beehive references this week when six architecture firms presented their "uberAIR Skyport" design proposals for Uber's autonomous flying taxi service in the not-too-distant future.
"The Paw" ↑ Pickard Chilton and Arup: "Sky Tower" ↑ Corgan: "Connect" ↑ The Beck Group: "The Hive" ↑ BOKA Powell: "Skyport Prototype" (Cover picture) Humphreys & Partners: "Uber Hover" Watch the archived live stream of the entire Uber Elevate Summit design presentation here.