Het lijkt een droom voor shoppers, kantoorpersoneel en toeristen, een kabelbaan dwars door Rotterdam. In 1970 is het werkelijkheid. The city runs a cable car over Coolsingel, van Oldenbarneveldtstraat, Schouwburgplein and Weena.

It is not just. During the summer 1970 organized a major event in Rotterdam. C70, which stands for Communication 1970. In that year willenstad promoters Rotterdam positive again put on the map. Manifestations for reconstruction and the Floriade have already visited the city. But those are often dominated by the past of the city. C70 should put the city on the map and otherwise carry out that Rotterdam is for entertainment and socializing. The city is alive again and wants to say goodbye to the past.

Foto: Oude Binnenweg

Foto: Oude Binnenweg

Cableway
The organization comes with a cable car two kilometers, which provides a time to such a place 600 mensen. Rotterdam can see from the gondolas how the city back on its feet. The reconstruction is over and now it's time to look ahead. The emphasis is on admiring the city. So people go by cable car over a miniature version of the city. Also watch them on a temporary dolphinarium and they see all kinds of temporary pavilions at the Coolsingel.

European Cup 1
One attraction during the event is the only European Cup win 1 Feyenoord. The Rotterdam added the victory a new positive chapter in the history of the city. You can at C70 in the picture with the Cup which was won by Moulijn and Co. in Milan.

Foto: Stadsarchief Rotterdam

Foto: Stadsarchief Rotterdam

Replies
The reactions to the cable car are typically Dutch. People who have been in the cable car are often lyrical: "It is fantastic to have something like this in our town" and "I'm so proud of the way the city presents itself." Secondly, there are reactions that are less positive. As from politics: "It's awfully nice about cable car through the city, but what we should soon join? Let's face it here, that's impossible?”

Hoek van Holland
Afterwards Rotterdam wants to demolish the funicular. But Hook of Holland offers to buy the newly built cable car. The coastal town hopes the gondolas boat, connect the station and the beach. The attraction would thus be an ideal way for the Hook of Holland to praise and show themselves to the rest of the Netherlands.

But eventually gets Hoek van Holland purchasing non around the funicular. The track will be demolished and will never return anywhere.