Whether or not Newsweek still exists is an iffy proposition. I’ve heard it suggested that these days it’s basically 3 people in Williamsburg trying to come up with clickbait headlines, such as:
How Medellín, Colombia, Became the World’s Smartest City
BY DAVID H. FREEDMAN ON 11/18/19 AT 12:00 PM EST
The reason Medellin is the World’s Smartest City is because it installed ski-lift type gondola transport for slum dwellers who live up high.
I’ve been following this idea for awhile, wondering if gondola lifts would be any use in Los Angeles. But poor people don’t crowded on top of hills here, right people live fairly spaciously up high. So the throughput isn’t enough to make it sensible.
However, there could be tourist applications. Some insiders are kicking around the idea a downtown Union Station to Dodger Stadium ski lift.
Another natural would be to charge tourists $25 to ride up to the Hollywood Sign. In this age of selfies, the Hollywood Sign is high on tourists’ checklists, but the whole experience at present is dull and disappointing.