Nov 04, 2013

Dallenwil-Wiesenberg Cable Car

We often make the point around these parts that cable car infrastructure and architecture are two completely different things. Sure, the architecture is at least partly limited by the space requirements of the cable car infrastructure, but that’s about the extent of it. I was reminded of that when I recently stumbled across the Dallenwil-Wiesenberg Cable...

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Apr 10, 2012
Design Considerations, Eagle Express, Hasliberg, Infrastructure

Urban Gondola Infrastructure vs. Urban Gondola Architecture

The other week we talked about the difference between those features that are intrinsic to a transit technology and those things that are extrinsic. Intrinsic features are those things that make a technology what it is; they define it. Extrinsic features, meanwhile, are those items and factors that affect the cost or operation of the...

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Jun 17, 2011

Ten Fascinating (and Little Discussed) Urban Gondola Transit Stations

We talk a lot about station profile and architecture here at The Gondola Project. So I thought it might be fun to track down some little know systems that most of us have probably never even heard of (let alone seen). As these are all systems with little publicly available information or research, we’re basically...

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Jan 29, 2010
Funivia del Renon, Gondola, Hybrids, Urban Planning & Design

Funivia del Renon

Probably one of the single biggest counter-points to urban cable systems is the stations. People are quick to argue that the stations are large, ugly and imposing. It’s a difficult point to argue with because most cable stations are just that: Large, ugly and imposing. But then again, so are many of our traditional transit...

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