It has become difficult to snap a photo of the Hollywood Sign! Tourists must climb hillside streets and hiking paths to get a good picture. Those who live in the Hollywood Hills neighborhoods have gone to court to stop access to the iconic landmark. Fortunately, Mayor Eric Garcetti has come up with an alternative: Building a gondola to ferry visitors to the beloved sign.
“What could we do to actually bring people to the summit, to where the Hollywood sign is, without going through the neighborhoods to the south?” Garcetti mused during an interview on ABC 7. The idea isn’t new to Hollywood. Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said the suggestion dates back at least two decades and had been mentioned before by former City Councilman Tom LaBonge. In the past, “everybody just viewed that as a pipe dream,” Gubler said.