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Heading up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
White, Ben
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 September 14, 1963 reads, "Each aerial car reaches a maximum height of 800 feet above the rocky crags and sharp precipices of the mountain face. This view, seen through a large window of a tram car, shows the rugged mountains adjacent to the tramway. Each ride lasts about 12 minutes."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs
Mountains--California, Southern
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Canyons--California--Riverside County
Chino Canyon (Riverside County, Calif.)
San Jacinto Peak (Calif.)
San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Bodmer, Henri

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