Thames Cable CarEdit profile
Transport for London and Wilkinson Eyre have submitted plans for a cable car spanning the river Thames in east London.
The proposed crossing would stretch 1.1km between North Greenwich and the Royal Victoria Dock at a maximum height of 54.1m above the water, linking two of the 2012 Olympic game venues - the ExCel exhibition centre and the O2 arena.
The designs include a main tower at Clyde Wharf, rising to a height of 93m , and a 66m-high intermediate tower to support the gondola cable and communication cable.
Also proposed is a two-storey station including a concourse, ticket office and retail space with a gondola arrival and departure platform on the first floor.
Boris Johnson revealed ambitions to go ahead with the scheme earlier this year. It was originally suggested by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners in 2007.
The plans have now been submitted to Newham and Greenwich councils for approval, with the project is due to be finished in time for the 2012 games.