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UPDATE: It broke.
ORIGINAL POST: This is the Emirates Air Line cable car, which is going to travel between the O2 Arena and the ExCeL exhibition centre during the Olympics. Apparently it travels 300ft over the Thames at 8.9mph and is capable of carrying up to 2,500 people per hour.
I don’t mean to be cynical, but does anyone else feel we might be operating ever so slightly above our national competence levels with this? Last night, not 15 miles away, a dangerous criminal escaped from Pentonville prison using a ‘makeshift rope’.
It makes me nervous, that’s all. I’ve seen Moonraker.