Nothing says "traveling in style" like flying from London to New York in a commercial zeppelin. Not to be outdone by the Germans, British manufacturers announced plans to produce a transatlantic airship that could bring you to your destination in half the time it would take by ocean liner. Six engines would power the 800-foot zeppelin to fly at 75 miles an hour. Since ground landings were difficult and hangars were costly, engineers also built mooring towers where airships could dock in between trips. After disembarking, passengers would ride a long elevator back down to the ground. We imagined that every major American skyline would one day be "fringed with titanic steel towers" for catching these majestic airships.
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