After a long wait...

November 30, 2010, The Roosevelt Island Tram Returns

David Stone
Leslie Torres, RIOC President & CEO in 2010
Leslie Torres, RIOC President & CEO in 2010
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

On a cool, cloudy November 30th, 2010, after a nine month halt in operations to overhaul and replace the breakdown plagued original Roosevelt Island Tram, the reopening brought live television, a crowd eager to board for the first ride and a ceremony so overblown it was comical. 

A band of children was assigned to play an heraldic theme as twin cabins, one packed with officials, simultaneously landed on Roosevelt Island.

Watch the video: The Roosevelt Island Tram reopens.

See it and experience the first opening day ride.

 


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