Tramway to the stars? Studio proposes skyway to Hollywood sign

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The famed Hollywood signal, around the globe image of Los Angeles, could be simpler to reach if a proposal for a mile-long aerial tramway up the mountains gets the go-forward.

FILE Photo: Hikers pass by the Hollywood signal in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Warner Bros motion picture studio on Tuesday announced information of a proposal to build a tramway from its Burbank film great deal up the steep sides of Mount Lee to the signal.

Warner Bros mentioned it would pay out for the structure, design, procedure and servicing of the proposed Hollywood Skyway. It declined to comment on a report in the Los Angeles Occasions that the project would value about $100 million.

The 44-foot-substantial (13.4 m) white Hollywood letters, initially made in 1923 as an advertisement for a authentic estate progress, are a specified historical monument. But there is no effortless way to get near to the signal, apart from a rugged hike from nearby Griffith Park, and tourists clog surrounding neighborhoods making an attempt to locate means up to it.

The proposed Hollywood Skyway would acquire just six minutes.

Warner Bros mentioned in a statement that its proposal would “reduce road congestion, strengthen security, and ease neighborhood frustrations,” introducing that it would contain an educational customer center at the top rated of the skyway, and a parking and transit hub around its Burbank studio.

Warner Bros mentioned the project was in the early phases and that it was seeking comments from residents, environmental teams and the Los Angeles Town Council.

Councilman David Ryu, who represents the space, mentioned the town council would discuss the project and other proposals just after the summer recess.

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Reporting by Jill Serjeant Editing by Leslie Adler

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