#sky ride

Mar 25, 2013
Expo86 Skyride

Expo 86 Skyrides – Two of Canada’s Forgotten Urban Gondola Systems

If anyone lived in Vancouver back in 1986, they would probably remember Expo86 — a world’s fair which showcased the best and latest transport technologies from around the globe. It included everything from monorails, HSST, and of course, Vancouver’s famous Skytrain. And perhaps surprisingly (or not), the event featured two urban gondola systems – both...

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May 08, 2012
Just For Fun

Nik Wallenda – Cedar Point Skyride High Wire Cable Crossing

Last week, Canadian officials finally gave Nik Wallenda — a daredevil performer — the green light to tightrope walk across Niagara Falls. This will be the first time a stunt like this has been attempted since 1859. My first reaction was how and where does one practice for such an endeavour? Lo and behold, the...

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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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