Seattle: Gotta have a gondola?
at 4:15pm by Joe Copeland
The developers of the Seattle waterfront ferris wheel, the Great Wheel, on Tuesday unveiled what they hope is another can't-be-beat idea: An aerial gondola to connect the waterfront and downtown. It'd take about five minutes to go to the Washington State Convention Center with one stop at the Pike Place Market, according to MyNorthwest. No tax dollars would be needed, according to developer Kyle Griffith. The aim would be to have the gondola in operation by the time the waterfront tunnel is completed and the Alaskan Way Viaduct is demolished. Demolition of the Viaduct is scheduled to start in 2016, assuming Bertha gets moving on the tunnel job. — J.C.