An elevator observatory being inaugurated at the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego, California.
San Diego California USA Date:1956, April 12 Duration:43 sec Sound:Yes
An elevator observatory at The El Cortez hotel in San Diego, California. A woman dressed in a space cadet or astronaut-like uniform stands in the elevator, known as the "Starlight Express." Passengers seen boarding the all-glass elevator that rises on the outside the building to carries guests to a rooftop ballroom. The lift supported on a hydraulic ram 175 feet long, rises up to the roof of the hotel, Clip includes a brief elevated view of the city of San Diego as seen from the elevator.
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