An Inflatable Tunnel Could Connect Manhattan And Brooklyn

An Inflatable Tunnel Could Connect Manhattan And Brooklyn

The Light Transporter is a radical design solution to the shutdown of one of New York's most important subway lines

Jiwon Kim
  • 24 june 2016

According to the MTA, there are around 300,000 people who take New York City’s L train daily. As a result, the looming shutdown of this train is poised to create a catastrophe for commuters and businesses alike. The effects of Hurricane Sandy have finally taken a toll and the city is scrambling to find a quick solution. In response, a competition was formed and different teams were invited to come up with a creative transportation solution. A project that was declared a finalist is The Light Transporter, which basically suggest that a translucent inflatable tunnel be set up between Manhattan and Brooklyn within the East River.

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