Station Design Approach to Peoplemover System

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by Julio Grabiel, Spillis Candela & Partners Inc, Coral Gables, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers: Engineering and Management in Major Activity Centers

Abstract: This paper examines some of the real issues that face the planners and designers of tomorrow's urban people movers. Concerns such as the urban context of the Miami METROMOVER, the massiveness of the structure, the potential for intrusion on an already crowded cityscape, the unique visibility of all system elements, the requirement for flexibility, the advantages of a strong identity and sense of cohesion, and the need to complement a diverse range of existing architecture, are discussed along with how they will all affect the design of automated people movers (APM's) and APM stations wherever they are proposed.

Subject Headings: Railroad stations | Rail transportation | Building design | People movers | Automated transit systems | Urban development | Smart buildings | North America | Florida | United States | Miami

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