Getty Center Tram - Los Angeles, CA USA
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N 34° 04.704 W 118° 28.504
11S E 363900 N 3771830
Quick Description: The Getty Center Los Angeles tram is an incline elevator that moves visitors from the freeway-level parking structure up a steep hillside to the hilltop museum campus.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2013 11:31:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMHZR6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 12

Long Description:
Coordinates are for the upper Museum level tram station.

This line is not a funicular, but is an electric, cable-driven Otis Elevator Company's Hovair (r) Shuttle system. The frictionless cars ride on a cushion of air. The ride to the summit, 881 feet above sea level, is designed to give visitors the feeling of "being elevated out of their day-to-day experience," per architect Richard Meier.

Each 7.5 ton Hovair car rides on an air cushion produced by a large blower underneath the car. Each train is made up of three cars. The trains are pulled by a 1 1/16" steel cable. They cover the 4000 foot track in 3.62 minutes.

Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is free. Parking is $15.

Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (May 24–Aug. 30)
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).
Seasonal?: Open All Year

Funicular's Official Website: [Web Link]

Length of Track: 4000 feet

Elevation: 200 feet

Angle of Incline: Not listed

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