A few photos of the Cable Car under construction

A few weeks ago I watched the first stage of the pylon being erected on the north side of the Thames, and wandered back this weekend to see the impact the white needle is having on the surrounding areas.

As a clean, white thing, it stands out quite sharply with the older industrial estate and brown/grey roads and railways that punctuate the area.

The big question I have is how long it will stay clean and white, or whether the many metal edges in the double-helix design will start to leak rust down the sides over the next few years.

An alignment of a telephone cable suggests the future cable layout
An alignment of a telephone cable suggests the future cable layout
Two forms of transport
Two forms of transport
Northern Pylon from a DLR station
Northern Pylon from a DLR station
Northern Pylon from Dock Road
Northern Pylon from Dock Road
Cable Car Pylon
Cable Car Pylon and Sun

On the south side, the terminus building is progressing, with the distinctive unit in place on the upper floor to receive the cables. With the red branding from the sponsor being much in evidence, it was possibly coincidence that the giant wheel is also red?

Southern Terminus Building
Southern Terminus Building
Southern Terminus Building
Southern Terminus Building
The beginnings of the South Pylon (and a sculpture)
The beginnings of the South Pylon (and a sculpture)

5 thoughts on “A few photos of the Cable Car under construction

  1. Wow, what an awesome sight! So tall and all by itself. My girlfriend keeps bugging me to take her with me on my next trip to London, so maybe I should push it back a bit to see this in operation.

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