I've recently uncovered a 1977 monorail plan for an area study I'm currently working on. Anyone else have any old monorail pics?
This one is for the ARMUS (Air Rights Multi-Use Structure). Intended to be a linear retail-commercial building, it would have been fully decked out with a suspended monorail running the length of the study area, with connections to local buses at both ends.
It reminds me of the massive structure once proposed for Battery Park City in Manhattan.
Actually, the great part about this was that it was almost a post-script of the area study. After several other recommendations, this was presented as the "long-term plan." This is what the consultant threw in to the back six pages of 84 page study. Kind of a surprise ending. Was this the golden age of planning, an "anything goes" period? I think so.
Does anyone have any old plans that rival the ARMUS-Monorail?