This is the fourth in a sequence of images depicting different stages in the Future History of an “Arcology” – a city/habitat contained inside a single immense structure.
Centuries have passed since the Arcology was attacked and destroyed by its enemies - as shown in "Arcology: Nightfall" [link]
and "Arcology: The Fall" [link]
The lifeless city still stands, slowly deteriorating over centuries. The immense dome is host to its own internal weather system, and rainfall high above drains down through the ruins, forming the waterfalls seen here.
The wreckage of some of the attacking aircraft can be seen in the huge lake that now fills the lower levels of the abandoned dome.
This and other images in the sequence were originally created for the book “Concept Design II”, about 6 years ago now…
This is a variation of the image that was printed in the book; it is seen here for the first time
The entire scene was created in Lightwave 3D, with textures painted in Photoshop. The 3D render was modified in Photoshop to produce the final image.