Monday, July 20, 2009

Things I love about Portland: The air tram

Part of an ongoing photo series.


Last week David and I finally rode the Aerial Tram, a sky pod traveling 3,300 linear feet between OHSU's main campus and their Center for Health and Healing (which happens to be LEED Platinum Certified). I love pretty much everything about this: that it feels straight out of The Jetsons, that it's part of Portland's public transit system, the views of Portland it provides. But mostly I love the thinking that goes into a project like this. I love that Portland is willing to think out of the box and come up with a solution that solves problems and serves communities, and does so in an environmentally-friendly way. This is what our country needs more of.

The air tram reflected in the Center for Health and Healing's fitness center.


The view from the Center as the tram heads toward OHSU.


Coming in for a landing at OHSU's main campus.



A model during a photoshoot below the tram tower.

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