BOKA Powell has released its futuristic skyport vision for an urban airport structure in support of UberAIR’s vertical take-off and landing flying taxis.
The Dallas architecture firm is one of several that will offer designs for the skyports that could be the landing bases for the aircraft, which Uber said will fly above the city’s skies at between 1,000 to 2,000 feet, possibly as early as 2020.
BOKA Powell said its inspiration came from the “dynamics of flight, connecting Uber car passengers to Uber’s VTOL network through a vertically oriented, open-air structure.”
Other Skyport Design Finalists include Dallas-based Corgan, Duncanville-based Arup, Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Architects, and Dallas-based Beck.
Uber Elevate released its aircraft prototype design on Tuesday during the Uber Elevate Summit 2018 in Los Angeles. DFW is a test market along with Los Angeles, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.