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Pneumatic-Based Trash Disposal System Eyed in NYC

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Logistics
Elizabeth M   10/22/2013 5:10:58 AM
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Yes, Al, I'm sure it would be a big mess, but it has been done in other cities in an incremental way--even in London, near Wembley--so I think it could be possible. It would have to happen the way Miller describes, with different Lego-type branches the eventually will connect.

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Re: Neat idea, but quadruple the cost.
Elizabeth M   10/22/2013 5:05:44 AM
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That's exactly the idea behind the technology, GTOlover. It's exactly that sort of pneumatic system it's modeled on. You're probably right about the politics, but I think it's a pretty good idea.

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System in NYC
apresher   10/21/2013 6:55:05 PM
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Chuck,  Since you're a Chicago guy, you know about all of the "systems" that are under the city of Chicago.  Can't imagine how to deal with that complexity.

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Charles Murray   10/21/2013 6:01:36 PM
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I agree, Al. Doing it in a crowded, highly-built-up city like New York is mind-boggling. Then again, it's been done previously in Barcelona, Paris and London, which must be equally complex.  

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apresher   10/21/2013 4:53:19 PM
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I can't even imagine the logistics in trying to make this happen in NYC. Not to mention to politics as well.

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Neat idea, but quadruple the cost.
GTOlover   10/21/2013 10:38:33 AM
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This is actually a neat idea. Sort of reminds me of the little chutes you use at the drive up bank teller. Stick your money into the little transport shuttle, put it in the tube, and 'swoop' your money is gone! Sort of like this garbage idea.

Only thing I would change, this is NY politics so the cost estimate is probably quadruple the $10 to $11 million!

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