Moses Mabhida Stadium



Moses Mabhida Sky Car

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Image by smee.bruce.

In honour of the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, I thought it appropriate to point out a nifty little installation called the Sky Car. The Sky Car is a Funicular running along the central archway of the brand new Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. The vehicle transports people from ground level up the archway to a viewing platform above center field.

Like Hybrid Funiculars, this Funicular automatically adjusts its inclination, allowing the vehicle’s chassis to change its inclination while the riders stay parallel to the horizon. It’s a whimsical addition to an architecturally stunning building.
Is it Cable Propelled Transit? No. But I’m sure it’s a whole lot of fun!

The Moses Mabhida Sky Car. Image by ethekwinigirl.

There's also bungee jumping and a "stadium swing". Image by South African Tourism.

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