PHOTOS: Is this futuristic gondola system the answer to NYC's transit woes?

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Photo credit Courtesy CetraRuddy
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's no denying that New York City's transportation network could use a facelift.

Enter architecture firm CetraRuddy, which has an idea for the city: A gondola system connecting the boroughs. 

"It's like a perfect storm for development," said Eugene Flotteron, a principal at the firm. "But its biggest problem is transportation."

Flotteron and Swiss transportation engineer Arnd Batzner designed a futuristic-looking gondola system which would whizz across the boroughs up to 30 miles an hour. 

The initial plan envisions service from Staten Island, but could at some point, connect all five boroughs. 

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