25-FUL Moses Mabhida Sky Car
|Customer||City of Durban|
|Location||Durban, South Africa|
|Vertical rise||105.0 m|
|Inclined length||213.0 m|
Garaventa installed a funicular on the striking 30-story arch which spans the entire length of the new 70,000-seat Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. The stadium was built first and foremost for the 2010 FIFA World Cup (seven of the 2010 World Cup matches will be played here), but is also part of a long-term development concept incorporating an extensive sports center and a new shopping mile with shops, restaurants, offices and underground parking. The roof covering the spectator stands is supported by a white, 100-meter-high steel arch which divides into two arms above the football pitch. On one of these, a 25-passenger funicular runs up to a viewing platform, the city’s highest point which affords an awe-inspiring view of the sea and far into the mountainous hinterland.