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Speirs + Major appointed to work on Cable Car

September 06 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
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Speirs + Major has been chosen to assist with building a cable car in Central London. Connecting both sides of central London by crossing over the Thames, the cable car is scheduled to be completed by the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games. We will be working closely with Transport for London, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Mott MacDonald to deliver lighting for this ambitious and challenging project.

Not only will we be creating a lighting scheme for the interior of the gondolas, but the exterior of the gondolas, towers and platforms will also be sensitively lit to encompass the contrasting surrounds – the bright, busy centres of the O2 Arena and ExCeL London as opposed to the dark River Thames – in the hope that the cable car itself will become as much of an attraction as the scenic views of London which visitors and locals alike will be able to soak up whilst riding it.