Emirates Air Line opens to the public

WilkinsonEyre has completed the Emirates Air Line cable car, the newest link in London's transport network. The sculptural form of the Emirates Air Line's three towers makes an exciting addition to the London skyline. Their open, spiralling structure merges engineering and aesthetics to provide a visually light construction that minimises perceived mass.

The cable car will lift passengers up to 90 metres above the river Thames as they travel the 1.1km route between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "This spectacular new addition to London's skyline will provide a much needed new river crossing in the east of our great city. It will open up access to jobs in the Royal Docks enterprise zone and attract businesses and investors to a previously under exploited area."