These images are part of the forthcoming project RTP and the Rise of the Postindustrial City by Alex Sayf Cummings of Georgia State University. They come from the promotional literature and news coverage of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park since 1957.
Figure 1 Standard image of scientist in a Research Triangle ad (1957)
Figure 2 Promotional literature stressing high culture (1958)
Figure 3 Just like Soylent Green: Chemstrand brochure (ca. 1960)
Figure 4 Chapel Hill brochure emphasizes appeal of town to young families (ca. 1960)
Figure 5 Christian Science Monitor looks at “cities on the rise,” “idea industries” (1982)