Up, up and away – Irish construction firms creates cable car for London 2012 Olympics
Emirates Air Line stretches over half-mile from south back to the Olympic Village
Airline firm Emirates has stumped up a whopping £36 million to sponsor the new cable car for the next decade. It’s part of a massive regeneration project on the east side of the UK capital.
The eye-catching landmark is already receiving plaudits just days after opening to the public. It is yet another in a series of recent engineering feats from Irish companies in London - following on from the Shard building, the Olympic Stadium and the restoration of the old Cutty Sark tea clipper museum ship which was badly damaged by fire.