21
Jan

2011

New Images of Rio’s Teleferico do Alemao

Post by Steven Dale

Rio's Teleferico do Alemao urban gondola transit line. Image by flickr user Carlos Trindade Conceiçao.

Flickr isn’t immediate. After something new is built in the world, it takes a good few months to a year for the flickr community to build up a sizeable collection of images of whatever that new construction may be.

Takes even longer for a good body of Creative Commons images to build up.

Nevertheless, with the recent inauguration of Rio’s Complexo do Alemao urban gondola transit line, images are beginning to trickle in. We’ve therefore assembled some the best of them and created a flickr gallery for you.

Check it out here.



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Comments

  1. In projects like these, where the line runs directly over dense urban neighborhoods, how do they string the cable?
  2. Oh, and don't the cars get unbelievably hot? I note that the windows are darkly tinted and there appears to be a lot of ventilation, but that only helps so much.
  3. @Chip, Re: "Oh, and don't the cars get unbelievably hot? I note that the windows are darkly tinted and there appears to be a lot of ventilation, but that only helps so much." You'd be surprised. I've found they don't get very hot at all. I don't necessarily understand why, however. There are also new air conditioning systems to deal with those issues.
  4. @ Chip, More than likely via helicopter, though I cannot confirm that. Which actually presents a problem in an environment when shanty towns and slums have roofs that are not attached to the houses.
  5. The line should be open by now, shouldn't it? That's how they string the cable: http://www.jauregui.arq.br/imagens/fav/alemao/jornal_folhasp_infografico.jpg Temperature is just getting a problem when cars stagnate. Moving -> air flow -> temperature within is around air temperature in the area and due to the circulation it even feels a bit cooler than outside.
  6. @ LX, From what I've heard they're still in testing. Not open yet.