Get Excited! There May Be a Tramway Linking Warner Bros. Burbank Lot to Hollywood Sign | THR News
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Get Excited! There May Be a Tramway Linking Warner Bros. Burbank Lot to Hollywood Sign | THR News

October 11, 2019


It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a new tramway to the Hollywood Sign? Warner Bros. has a bold vision for an aerial tramway that would transport visitors to and from its Burbank lot to the Hollywood sign. Like a plan that Elon Musk has for a high-tech hyperloop that would shuttle riders between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Warner Bros. tramway would alleviate traffic and parking problems. The studio, now owned by innovation-focused AT&T, told Los Angeles officials on Monday that it will pay the estimated $100 million for the so-called Hollywood Skyway. A Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement, Warner Bros. decided to step up given its close proximity to the north side of the Hollywood sign and wanted to be part of a solution that has the least impact possible on the environment so that Griffith Park and the surrounding residential neighborhoods are left largely undisrupted. The spokesperson added, The length of the route would be more than 1 mile and the ride would last roughly 6 minutes, traveling up the back of Mt. Lee to a planned visitors center near the sign. It’s unclear how Warner Bros. would carry out construction without impacting the ecologically fragile Griffith Park. The studio’s plan would have to pass the necessary environmental impact studies and be accepted by neighborhood organizations. A source says the tramway would take about three years to be built. Now back in December, media mogul Barry Dillers spearheaded a different $25 to $30 million project that would transport tourists from the LA Zoo to the sign but it has been met with fierce resistance. If the Warner Bros. plan is realized, it would definitely help Warner Bros.’ own tourism business, with an almost certain increase to the studio’s daily visitors for its various movie- and TV-related attractions. So, would you want to see this Hollywood Skyway built? Why or why not? Be sure to sound off in the comments. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Tiffany Taylor.

3 Comments

  • Reply DaDe Smith July 10, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Really with all the traffic thats what u fellas come up with

  • Reply DaDe Smith July 10, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Build some affordable homes build some homeless shelters maybe build a new freeway

  • Reply DaDe Smith July 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I can think of 100 million things the fellas can do more important than $100 million Hollywood sign.

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