Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Solution To Roosevelt Island Tram Cabin Overcrowding Like You've Never Seen Before - Funiculi, Funicula

On those all too often occasions when the Roosevelt Island Tram is jam-packed with people, do you ever wish there were more than just two Tram cabins going back and forth over the East River?

Here's what that might look like courtesy of a short video by Black Sheep Films directed by Fernando Livschitz.

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According to Wikipedia:
"Funiculì, Funiculà" is a famous Neapolitan song composed in 1880 by Luigi Denza to lyrics by Peppino Turco. It was written to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius....
A funicular (/fjʉˈnɪkjʉlər/), also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway, is a cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of tram-like vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope, the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other. Funiculars of one sort or another have existed for hundreds of years and continue to be used for moving both passengers and goods....
Also, take a look at the weirdest Roosevelt Island Tram Trip ever.