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Cable cars have evolved over the years, both in technology and in their uses. In the beginning, they were used mainly to transport materials and supply troops in times of war; after the First World War, these cable cars began their transformation, orienting them as economic transport and tourist attractions with a low impact on the landscape, allowing us to travel through areas that are difficult to access or where the construction of roads is not justified.

For this project, a proposal will be made to implement a cable car system to decongest the overcrowded sidewalks and as a tourist attraction at the Las Vegas Strip. This place has been chosen for its outstanding scenic appeal and to reduce the number of pedestrians simultaneously congregated in this location. To develop this project, evaluate the tentative routes for the cable, using informative programs that show a virtual globe that allows viewing different cartographies based on satellite photographs, topographic plans, sketches and 3d models. Study the different types of cable cars and their advantages and disadvantages for the project's development in the selected route. Design the stations, location, quantity, and capacity of the cable car's cabins. Choose the maximum flow of people per hour that is estimated to be transported, the selection of the amount and type of cable will be made, which must support the complete system at maximum load and apply the safety factor that this transport must-have.

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Entertainment;Cable car; Urban design;Overcrowded;Sidewalk rage;Pedestrian


Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

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