The 1950s Space Age style known as Googie lives on foreverCharlie Jane Anders5/10/12 6:01pmFiled to: Retro futureDesignArchitectureArtGoogiePhotosRetrofuturismSpace Agespace raceGalleryTopFb432EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe era of "Googie" design and architecture is half a century ago — but in many ways, it feels fresher than anything that's come along since. The optimism and brightness that comes out of these buildings and their facades still shines out like a sign of what humans are capable of when we believe. To see these Space Age monuments tarnished and crumbling is kind of heart-breaking, but somehow their hope remains undimmed.AdvertisementHere are some of the coolest pictures of "Googie" style we could find online. Top image: "Jets" by Arby Reed on Flickr.Encounter LAX Revised by Brewbooks on FlickrStardust Motel by Kristine Paulus on FlickrMidway Motel, by Ercwttmn on FlickrReno, NV by Jillian Northrup on Flickr.Mission Hills Bowl by Kent Kanouse on FlickrReno, NV by Jillian Northrup on FlickrReno, NV by Jillian Northrup on FlickrVickers Petroleum by Ercwttmn on FlickrDyne Quik by Ercwttmn on FlickrFlying Realty by David Gallagher on FlickrSouthgate Shopping Center, as seen in Edward Scissorhands. By Andy Callahan/FlickrFamed architect Eero Saarinen's abandoned TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, photo by Telstar Logistics/Flickr.