Gallery: Mace Group To Build New London Cable Cars to Cross The Thames


A gleaming new cable car system will soon carry 2,500 people across the Thames every hour, doing the work of 40 buses. The new landmark of the east Thames was designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and will be built by the Mace Group, which are also responsible for the London Eye, the British Museum Great Court and a number of commercial developments including City Hall. “This will be an incredibly exciting new river crossing for London and we are really proud to be involved”, said Mark Reynolds, Mace’s deputy chief executive.

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  1. caeman April 19, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Well, yeah, it is a public works. Private companies continue to rip off tax payer money for these construction projects. The greenies see it as a win for carbon-free travel, yet always seem to ignore the massiver cost over-runs that all projects like this incur.

  2. lazyreader April 19, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Mace group has done their job, it stings my eyes. Portland also built it’s own aerial tram. Portland’s city council was debating about how to pay for its share of an aerial tram that was originally supposed to cost $15 million but whose cost had tripled to $45 million. Now the cost is up to $55 million. This massive scheme, I bet will cost a helluva lot of money and be years before they move even one passenger.

  3. caeman April 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

    This is a novel and different idea. I like it.

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