The “world’s first vertical cable car” will climb to a height of 138 meters in the UK
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Marks Barfield Architects, the same firm behind the London Eye, designed the British Airways i360. Unlike the London Eye’s Ferris Wheel setup, the British Airways i360 looks more like an amusement park drop tower. The 18-meter-wide glass pod enclosure that rings the tower will be ten times bigger than a London Eye viewing car and is designed to hold up 200 people at a time. French lift specialist Poma designed the pod’s drive mechanism and control system. Related: Part Skyscraper, Part...