The residents living in the vicinity of the famous Hollywood sign have complained for years about the volume of tourists visiting, which they claim has worsened in the past few years thanks to social media, ridesharing apps, and GPS
Warner Bros. studios has offered a fund of $100 million aerial tramway that tourists to and from the Hollywood sign in an attempt to get traffic.
The proposed tram, tentatively called the Hollywood Skyway, would be six minutes and would transport tourists more than a mile of Mt. Lee for a new visitor centre in the vicinity of the sign, accompanied with a display area. It would be the start of a parking garage next to Warner Bros.’ lot in Burbank.
The proposed tram would take up to six minutes, transportation of tourists more than a mile of Mt. Lee and would start a website in addition to Warner Bros.’ lot in Burbank
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Under the proposed scheme, which take about five years to complete, Warner Bros. would share the revenue with the city.
The residents living in the vicinity of the famous sign have been complaining for years about the volume of tourists visiting, what they say is worsened with the rising popularity of photo-sharing social media like Instagram, ridesharing apps, and GPS systems.
Jon Gilbert, Warner Bros. facilities head, told The Los Angeles Times that the proposed construction would minimize the impact on the flora and fauna of Griffith Park, as well as to prevent obstructing the view of the character from other parts of Los Angeles.
“This requires a bold solution,” Gilbert said at the Time. “If we really want to make a difference… it should be something compelling.
“ial solutions are not going to do the trick, and the people will continue to inundate the neighborhoods.”
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A spokesman for Warner Bros. told Fox News: “Given our proximity to the north side of the Hollywood sign, we believe that we offer a solution that has the least impact on the environment — protection and preservation of Griffith Park and the surrounding residential areas.
“We understand that there are a number of possible solutions considered, but we are convinced that the City’s feasibility study will show our proposal to be the best option — an option that can be built and operated, without cost to the taxpayer and that will be for the benefit of the public to the City of Los Angeles and its residents.”
The tram is just the latest proposed solution to a problem that has eluded, the Hollywood Hills district.
Last December, media mogul Barry Diller, his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, and her son, Alexander, floated a $25-$30million gondola project that would transport tourists from the LA Zoo to the sign.
In May 2017, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti also suggested the idea of a gondola from Universal Studios.
The idea of a cable car is proposed that a number of times over the years but has never met.
In January of this year, the Los Angeles city council announced a number of solutions for the traffic problem in a report, which included the construction of a replica of the Hollywood sign on the other side of the same hill.
The report also offers solutions including paid parking and permit parking.
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The 44 meter high, 352-foot-long Hollywood sign, which originally read Hollywoodland, was founded in 1923 as an advertisement for the local development of real estate, but it was now due to the popularity.
Chris Irvine is Senior News Editor at Fox News. His Twitter @chrisirvine86