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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 360Â° panoramic view. Photograph caption dated November 9, 1966 reads, "The first five inches of snow at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway fell this week turning the mile-high terminus of the ride into a white wonderland. The tram is show [sic] here stopping at the 8,516-foot level above the desert city where sun was shining brightly at the time yesterday."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00094558 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 88 CARL0005022627 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/29466
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Snow--California, Southern Mountains--California, Southern San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.) San Jacinto Peak (Calif.) Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs Williams, Stewart,1909-2005 Bodmer, Henri