Transport to the Alps: London Cable Car by Wilkinson Eyre.
Text: Detail Daily
First there were the Beckton Alps - giant industrial spoil heaps that were the highest points in the flat industrial landscape of East London. Now we have the latest exciting, if slightly incongruous addition to London's transport infrastructure, the London Cable Car.
People travelling on the Docklands Light Railway, across the east of London over the bank holiday weekend, were treated to a preview of the shrink-wrapped cable cars scuttling back and fourth between their pylons.
The cable car system will provide a strategically important link between London's O2 centre, formerly the Millennium Dome, and the ExCel Centre, one of London's bigger exhibition venues.
The cable car was designed by Wilkinson Eyre who have invested considerable design energy on the pylons themselves, hoping with others that they will become iconic markers on the flat East London skyline.