This is a combination of engineering and architecture nerdery, really. As I’ve previously confessed, I do like a nice bit of engineering though! Landscape architect David Vago has suggested that once the monorail is dismantled, the remaining skeleton could be recycled into a walkway with vertical gardens. I say woot!
The SMH suggests it might look like this:
I love this. It would open up a whole new layer to the city for foot traffic and bicycles, it would solve the problem of what to do with the ugly support structure and instead of costing buckets to remove and then patch the holes(?), it would also add greenery with the planned gardens. Will it be too exciting for Sydney to contemplate? I hope it’s embraced.
And who can think monorails, and our own atrociously ugly version that didn’t really go anywhere useful or do anything much, without thinking of this?