Dallas architecture firm unveils ‘skyports’ for Uber’s flying taxis

“The drama of this structure is so futuristic,” said Bennett. “It’s like Blade Runner or Star Wars.”

Denver Business Journal – Dallas-based architecture firm BOKA Powell has unveiled its design for a so-called “Skyport” concept that serves as the take-off and landing facility for the flying taxis developed by ridesharing giant Uber.

Scroll through the attached slideshow for Skyport details and renders of the project in all of its funky, futuristic glory.

Uber’s urban air taxis are slated to launch in three test markets – Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Dubai – on a demonstration basis in 2020. Commercial flights are scheduled to start in the test markets in 2023, Uber spokesman Travis Considine told Dallas Business Journal. From there, San Francisco-based Uber plans to roll out the service in large urban areas around the world.

With DFW an early marketplace, companies in North Texas like BOKA Powell are increasingly finding business opportunities with Uber.

Read more in the Denver Business Journal: https://bit.ly/2rxthGf

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