Apr 18, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Tokyo Studying Urban Cable Car for 2020 Olympics

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit: Look out London, the host of the 2020 Olympics is now beginning a feasibility study which may see a cable car in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district. The urban gondola is proposed...

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Feb 14, 2012
Infrastructure, Thoughts, Urban Planning & Design

Yurikamome AGT, Tokyo – Coordinated Urbanism

Elevated infrastructure can elicit different responses and reactions from cities and communities. Some find a gap in the underutilized spaces below a structure (such as with the boxing ring built under the Sao Paulo highway) while others enjoy the convenience of well-planned, multi-layered cities. For the latter let us turn to Japan. The Yurikamome (aka Black Headed Seagull) is a 15km elevated...

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