Warner Bros. Wants to Build a Tram to the Hollywood Sign

That's not all folks….The studio says they'll pay for the project too.
July 12, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Warner Bros. wants to build a high-speed tram from its studio lot in Burbank to the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, reports Ryan Faughnder.

"The 95-year-old studio on Monday told city officials it would foot the bill for an aerial tramway to transport visitors to and from the Hollywood sign, starting from a parking structure next to its Burbank lot," according to Faughnder.

The proposal has a name, the Hollywood Skyway, and an estimated price tag, $100 million. "The tramway would take visitors on a 6-minute ride more than 1 mile up the back of Mt. Lee to a new visitors center near the sign, with pathways to a viewing area," adds Faughnder.

While a tram to one of the most conspicuous and recognizable locations in the second largest city in the United States might seem newsworthy for its own sake, Faughnder leads the story by mentioning the ongoing controversies surrounding vehicle and foot traffic to the sign.

The Warner Bros. plan is not to be confused with a previous plan to build a gondola from the L.A. Zoo to the Hollywood sign, as proposed by Barry Diller and Diane von Fursterberg in December 2017.

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Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Los Angeles Times
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