Jan 18, 2013
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: More on Chicago’s Cable Cars

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: Chicago Historian, Greg Borzo documents Chicago’s extensive history with cable car technology in his new book Chicago Cable Cars. Want more Chicago Cable Cars? Read about our own concept for a Chicago...

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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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Jan 31, 2012
Proposals & Concepts

Chicago Gondola?

Last week, St. Louis announced that an aerial gondola was in their redevelopment plans for the Arch. And now, according to this news source, a team of designers has also proposed an aerial gondola in Chicago. The gondola line is planned to start nearby the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive and will glide...

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Oct 24, 2011
Just For Fun

Benny The Bull’s Best Commute Ever?

This started making the rounds on Friday and I suppose we’re obligated to pass it on: While we’re certainly advocates of “fun” transit around these parts, it’s worth throwing out the following:   Maybe this Flash Commute was fun for Benny the Bull and his friends, but if you were one of the over-tired  and...

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