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(Daily Mail)   The train is now boarding on floors 75-95. ALL ABOARD   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 19
    More: Unlikely, New York, skyscrapers, magnetic structures  
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2014-04-01 10:47:33 AM  
Daily FAIL, can't you think up anything better for your Love a Marsupial Day jokes?
 
2014-04-01 11:30:19 AM  

Walker: Daily FAIL, can't you think up anything better for your Love a Marsupial Day jokes?


I know.  It's not even a good one, because it's intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that the problem is going to be getting people evenly distributed along the height of the train in the vertical position.
 
2014-04-01 12:00:46 PM  
I was filter owned!
 
2014-04-01 12:05:19 PM  
I used to love Popular Mechanics when I was a kid.  I couldn't wait for all of the rad engineering that would be here soon.
 
2014-04-01 12:37:44 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I used to love Popular Mechanics when I was a kid.  I couldn't wait for all of the rad engineering that would be here soon.


It's Popular Mechanics, not Free Market Mechanics.
 
2014-04-01 12:46:05 PM  
April fool's joke or just worst idea ever?
 
2014-04-01 12:50:34 PM  
Typical project dreamed up by architects who have never spoken to a civil engineer.
 
2014-04-01 12:54:14 PM  
Dont see anything about their backgrounds, so it could just be a couple of architects jerking around.
 
2014-04-01 12:59:54 PM  

SpectroBoy: April fool's joke or just worst idea ever?


Every morning when I start my commute I think, "man, I wish my day would start off with a 7-story vertical drop."  stupid horizontal travel.
 
2014-04-01 01:04:04 PM  
Would probably work fine. In a zero gravity environment.
 
2014-04-01 01:35:02 PM  

Ambitwistor: Typical project dreamed up by architects who have never spoken to a civil engineer.


Hell, any architect who has designed a tall building could tell you how stupid this idea is. The first thing everyone who would get off the train would do is head toward the elevator. So you get off the train and then might be stuck for 15 minutes waiting for the elevator.
 
2014-04-01 01:46:59 PM  

Chuck Wagon: Hell, any architect who has designed a tall building could tell you how stupid this idea is. The first thing everyone who would get off the train would do is head toward the elevator. So you get off the train and then might be stuck for 15 minutes waiting for the elevator.


Elevator?  No, you'd take a second train to the ground floor.
 
2014-04-01 02:09:00 PM  
Torn between April fools joke and an art project masquerading as an engineering innovation. They're impossible to tell apart.
 
2014-04-01 02:15:13 PM  

shut_it_down: Every morning when I start my commute I think, "man, I wish my day would start off with a 7-story vertical drop."


Followed by a right angle turn.  Has the engineer ever seen a real train,   they're not very bendy in that direction.
 
2014-04-01 02:19:12 PM  
On top of the stupidity inherent in the vertical loading, why the hell would I want to sit in an inward-facing seat and stare and other passengers? Fark that, point me toward the window.
 
2014-04-01 02:24:55 PM  
The carriages will be supported by a magnetic structure located at either side, eliminating the need for rails beneath, and allowing the carriages and its passengers to connect to the tower.

Suddenly, power outage, resulting in a 600-700 foot drop to your mangled death.

Also,

www.joyrides.com
 
2014-04-01 02:49:05 PM  
What a terrible view those condo's would have.
 
2014-04-01 03:03:29 PM  

wxboy: The carriages will be supported by a magnetic structure located at either side, eliminating the need for rails beneath, and allowing the carriages and its passengers to connect to the tower.

Suddenly, power outage, resulting in a 600-700 foot drop to your mangled death.

Also,


Ahh an old Intamin 1st generation
drop ride, those were awesome.
 
2014-04-01 03:53:56 PM  

SpectroBoy: April fool's joke or just worst idea ever?


Daily Mail, so both.
 
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