I find something really compelling about this plan for ‘window on the world’ attraction:

A window between cities that allows people hundreds or even thousands of miles apart to meet and talk could make its debut in Britain next year.

Tholos, named after a type of circular ancient Greek temple, consists of a large round screen nearly 10ft high and 23ft wide.

Its designers hope to see one of the first two in the world become a new tourist attraction in the centre of London.

The London Tholos would be linked to an identical one in Vienna. Through them, people in both cities will be able to see and hear each other in real time.

Maybe it’s the notion of a tourist attraction that consists of a place where you look at another city. Maybe it’s the thought of going to place to look at another city, and seeing people who’ve come to look at you. Like a zoo where everyone’s on both sides of the cage at once.

[via Halavais]