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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from Mountain Station
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, designed by Swiss engineer Henri Bodmer, opened in 1963 and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Tramway Valley Station, constructed between 1949-1963, was designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers and the Mountain Station, built in 1961, was designed by architect E. Stewart Williams. In 2000-2001, the Tramway updated its facilities and replaced the old cars with ones that rotate slowly, offering riders a 360° panoramic view.
Photograph caption dated April 6, 1966 reads, "The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world's largest, longest single-lift passenger-carrying tramway, is operating daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Visitors are lifted from the 2643 foot level of Chino Canyon 8,516 feet up the eastern escarpment of Mt. San Jacinto. Two passenger cars operating in opposite directions make the two and one-half mile trip in a matter of minutes."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs
Canyons--California--Riverside County
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Mountains--California, Southern
Chino Canyon (Riverside County, Calif.)
San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.)
San Jacinto Peak (Calif.)
Coachella Valley (Calif.)
Palm Springs (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Panoramic views
Williams, Stewart,1909-2005
Bodmer, Henri
Time Period

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