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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
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 December 25, 1962 reads, "Model of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway now on display for the public to view at the main branch of the Bank of America located at 7th and Spring streets, Los Angeles. The model is a replica of the $7,700,000 Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which is now under construction and due to open in May, 1963. The Tramway will transport passengers from a valley base station in Chino Canyon over 2,600 feet above sea level to the eastern escarpment of Long Valley at the elevation of 8,516 feet."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Architectural models
Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs
Mountains--California, Southern
Canyons--California--Riverside County
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Chino Canyon (Riverside County, Calif.)
San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.)
San Jacinto Peak (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Bodmer, Henri

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