We still build moving landmarks. *ding, ding*
February 25, 2008 12:05 PM Subscribe
Building a landmark.
Nearly 135 years after first rolling up Clay Street, San Francisco's famous cable cars are still using an elegant, yet antiquated system
of understreet cables and two types of unpowered cars to move delighted tourists and patient locals across the city every day. But most riders don't realize that five specialized craftsmen in a shop in an industrial part of town make up the the last cable car factory in the world, still building cars by hand
, from plans reverse-engineered from a car disassembled in 1982. [via
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