Sunday, April 10, 2016
Today I have two photos - portraits? - of the Disneyland Hotel's "Tower Building" (eventually named the "Sierra Tower"). The photos are from 1965; the tower was built in 1962, and the 118-foot tall tower added some 150 guest rooms to the Hotel complex. The exterior elevator was a distinctive feature, but it divided the building in such a way that, when the large sign was added at the top, it could not read "Disneyland Hotel". Instead, the pseudo-European moniker "Hotel Disneyland" was used.
Not long after these photos were taken, the Sierra Tower was expanded (it was called the Tower Annex, though it connected with the Tower building, to our left in this photo) adding another 160 rooms.