I absolutely love when decades-old futurist views of New York re-emerge--especially when they're Deco-era visions of the late 20th century. Here's a film I absolutely must see: David Butler's 1930 musical (musical?!) set in 1980, Just Imagine, starring Maureen O'Sullivan and El Brendel. Sadly, it's apparently never been released on home video. C'mon Film Forum--how about a Just Imagine + Metropolis double-feature!
Gothamist linked to the clip below. I totally dig this vision of a New York skyline filled with Woolworth Building-esque skyscrapers.