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Zhinan Temple Station, Maokong Gondola

Zhinan Temple Station, Maokong Gondola, Taipei

The Zhinan Temple Station of the Maokong Gondola, Taipei. Image via

This is the Zhinan Temple Station of the Maokong Gondola in Taipei.

It’s fascinating, if for no other reason than it makes me wonder whether or not the above station design helps or hinders our efforts.

On the one hand, it’s an incredibly unique station design that is has a decidedly urban feel and characteristic—despite being located in a relatively non-urban area.

On the other hand, it looks like an early prototype of the Millenium Falcon, so there’s that. The futuristic quality of the station suggests a dominance and aggression I’m not sure many people would be comfortable with.

I’m torn on this one, and I’d love to hear people’s comments.

Imagine if you were walking into a presentation trying to convince a skeptical audience about the merits of a cable transit system. Would you use this as a good example of a station typology for urban integration? Would you hide it completely?

I’m honestly not sure.

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