Nigel Roberts, chairman of the Cardiff Business Council, said: “We’ve been thinking and talking about this for the last 18 months. There are discussions in Cardiff of having a new tram system, monorail or bendy buses. Why not dream a bit bigger and go for cable cars? It would be phenomenal. There would be fantastic views across to the Devon coast and up the Bristol channel. But it’s also a practical solution for commuters.”
The concept of an aerial gondola in Seattle was introduced by Matt Gangemi and got featured on Citytank last year. The proposal connects Seattle Center to the new Capitol Hill light rail station, which are separated by 7,200 feet or 1.4 miles as the crow flies.
The link between the East and West, between Europe and Asia with a gondola should soon be realised at the Bosporus in Istanbul. Find out in this video where the gondola will cross the border between Europe and Asia and where you can enter the cable car in Istanbul.
The New Orleans firm Perez hopes to build this double-helix gondola-lift tower in time to celebrate the city’s 300th anniversary. Called the New Orleans Tricentennial Tower, the structure is wrapped in a double helix of gondola lifts, has two viewing platforms, and is designed to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city which will be marked in 2018.