Would you take an aerial tram from Central Park to Queens?

Check out a rendering of what the ambitious proposal to extend the Roosevelt Island Tramway might look like.

Rendering of proposal for Manhattan-Queens tram extension

Rendering of proposal for Manhattan-Queens tram extension Rendering: WXY Architecture + Urban Design via the Forum for Urban Design: Next New York

Here's a concept that could spice up your commute. What if New Yorkers could travel between Manhattan and Queens by aerial tram? That's what forward-thinking firm WXY Architecture + Urban Design is suggesting with an audacious new idea, which was submitted in response to a call for proposals from the Forum for Urban Design's Next New York for the next mayor (you can see all 46 submissions here).

WXY's idea is to extend the boxy red Roosevelt Island Tram (see video below) so that folks could travel between Central Park South and Queens Plaza without setting foot on the ground. The team also suggested several new bridges and ferry routes linking different points along the East River; check out a map of the proposed additions.

Is a two-way extension of the sky-high link appealing to you, or would keep your commute closer to the ground? Weigh in on Twitter or in the comments.

(h/t New York Daily News)

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