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Apr 11, 2012
Chicago Cable Car

Urban Gondolas in Chicago? (Revisited)

Regular readers of The Gondola Project will recall that Chicago recently announced plans to (potentially) install a gondola along their waterfront pier. Then, not content with merely a point-to-point tourist-oriented system, The Gondola Project’s very own Chicago native, Julia Padvoiskis struck out and designed her own concept of a waterfront gondola that would actually function...

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Feb 15, 2012
1934 Chicago World's Fair, Aerial Trams, Chicago Cable Car, Proposals & Concepts

Sky Ride – 1933 Chicago’s World Fair

A week ago Julia provided us with a very sound analysis of using CPT technology in Chicago. Little did we know (or maybe we did), but suspended cable car technology already has a fairly colourful history in the Windy City. The Sky Ride was built in 1933 for the Chicago’s World Fair and was heralded as the...

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Feb 08, 2012
Chicago Cable Car, Uncategorized

A Cable Car for Chicago

The idea for the Chicago Lakefront Gondola came from an article in the Chicago Tribune about various design ideas for Navy Pier. (It was posted on the Gondola Project just last week, here). **In case you missed it, the post discussed a gondola proposal for Navy Pier, which was an element of the Navy Pier...

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