New York in 2003
This future vision of New York City in 2003 was illustrated by William Robinson Leigh for Collier’s Weekly in 1903.
The picture represents the lower end of Manhattan island as it may appear in the beginning of the Twenty-first Century. In the foreground is Governor's Island, no longer used as a military post, but laid out as a park, and embellished with municipal government buildings. Great bridges connect the island park with Brooklyn and Manhattan. Where was formerly City Hall Park in New York, there has been erected a flying-machine landing stage, from which an airship is just starting on its six-hour flight from Chicago. Another airship may be seen making for the stage, where its passengers from Europe will disembark.