On Tracks: An Alternate Way of Moving in San Juan

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Created: 01/27/10
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Every 3 seconds a new car drives into Old San Juan. On regular business hours, more than 1,200 hourly vehicles complete the journey, for an average of 27,000 daily cars moving into the city. On special events, over 60,000 people try â€"almost always on their ownâ€" to reach the city…

This 3-year exhibit installation evaluates the contemporary transportation problem in Old San Juan, concluding that only a TRAM system would serve as a feasible strategy for the government. The exhibit, divided in sections, covers historical themes as well as contemporary issues. Means of representation range from traditional exhibition panels, to interactive touch screens, sculptures, 3-D Glasses, environmental interventions, interactive walls, and even an HO Scale train model with a futuristic look at what our city would be like if the TRAM were to be installed. Exhibit opened on April 12 2007 on the Mezzanine level of the Banco Popular Building in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Alfonso Gomez Arzola, Jorge Rigau FAIA
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