The concepts of the future of NYC are definitely of interest to those who have a passion for the advancement of technology and the sciences. Newsweek asked three architecture firms--Richard Meier & Partners, Cooper, Robertson & Partners and HOK--what they thought New York City would look like in the year 2030. Their these predictions included self-sustaining ecosystem-like buildings, with resources being used to their utmost advantage, minus the waste.

This eco-friendly environment is an ideal for the future of NYC. It's to-be-determined, however, whether these proposed futures are realistic, but the ideas are definitely hopeful concepts that can put us in the right direction.