Emirates Air Line

Today I took a trip on the Emirates Air Line, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. A fantastic new piece of infrastructure to get you across the Thames from Royal Victoria, north of the river to North Greenwich in the south. The spiral piers that support the cable are light and elegant and the landing stations at either end have an Art Deco flavour.  I would recommend a trip on it for the stunning views of London (you can see the arch of Wembley Stadium in the north west and the transmitter at Crystal Palace to the south) and for the purity of the architecture.

The O2 Arena and the new Ravensbourne building in the foreground

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