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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Mountain Station
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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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 June 20, 1962 reads, "Snow covered area near the 8,516-foot high site of the Mountain Station of the new $7,700,000 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway looks down on Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley floor, 450 feet above sea level. An accumulated snowfall of 131 inches was recorded during winter of 1961-62 in Long Valley near Mountain Station, which will be terminal of tramway. Completion of the world's largest passenger-carrying aerial tram in May, 1963 will open up a new year-round recreation area."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Mountains--California, Southern
Snow--California, Southern
Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs
San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.)
Chino Canyon (Riverside County, Calif.)
San Jacinto Peak (Calif.)
Palm Springs (Calif.)
Coachella Valley (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Panoramic views
Time Period

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