10. The Renovation of the Roosevelt Island Tram was Done by a French Company

In 2008, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), granted the massive renovation project of the Roosevelt Island Tram to the French company of Poma. Poma specializes in cable driven lifts mostly used for ski lifts in Europe and Asia.

The renovation began in March of 2010 and was finished by November of the same year, being completed in eight months and only falling two months behind schedule.

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