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.
Welcome to Tatev Gateway, home of the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway, an unforgettable route to Armenia’s medieval Tatev Monastery. The tramway opened on October 16, 2010 and its first passengers were the Presidents of the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh), the Catholicos (head) of the Armenian Apostolic Church, and children from local villages. Just days later it was recorded in the Guinness World Records Book as the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway with a length of 5,752 meters.
Wuppertal Schwebebahn is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany. Its full name is “Electric Highway Installation (Floating Tram), Eugen Langen System”. Designed by Eugen Langen to be used in Berlin, the installation with elevated stations was built in Barmen, Elberfeld and Vohwinkel between 1897 and 1903, the first track opened in 1901. The Schwebebahn is still in use today as normal means of local public transport, moving 25 million passengers annually.
The great Trans Siberian Railway, the pride of Russia, goes across two continents, 12 regions and 87 cities. The joint project of Google and the Russian Railways lets you take a trip along the famous route and see Baikal, Khekhtsirsky range, Barguzin mountains, Yenisei river and many other picturesque places of Russia without leaving your house. During the trip, you can enjoy Russian classic literature, brilliant images by photographer Anton Lange and fascinating stories about the most attractive sites on the route.
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century — and a visionary for the 21st. One of his motto also greatly inspires us: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”