And, maybe, we should have this — a cabled gondola system connecting Capitol Hill to the waterfront:
My proposal shown above connects Seattle Center to the new Capitol Hill light rail station, which are separated by 7,200 feet or 1.4 miles as the crow flies. Please keep in mind that no technical engineering has been done on this—it’s just a preliminary concept for discussion purposes.
Matt Roewe has embraced the urban gondola idea and thinks it deserves consideration beyond the walls of Disneyland. His essay published this week on Citytank even loops into the interest from some corners to increase building heights for the development to come around the Broadway light rail station:
Images: Matt Roewe/Citytank
One last exciting element here is the cherry on top of the hill. Imagine an iconic tower in the Capitol Hill light rail station area redevelopment. I’m showing a gondola terminal located about 160 feet up a 400-foot-tall tower that would include a public viewing terrace, restaurant and bar with views in every direction.
Inspired by the Seattle Times decision to run a poll on the current paid parking situation in Seattle — “Have you been dining out or shopping less because of increasing street parking rates?” — we ask you, CHS reader:
Read Roewe’s full post here: A Gondola with a Cherry on Top