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Old August 3rd, 2016, 09:51 PM   #3441
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Wow Marlon Brando is from Nebraska?? Huh, today I learned, thanks BLACK_DAHLIA!

and p.s. I agree with your enthusiasm but I do hope someday in the not too distant future a supertall rises in LA that surpasses the WG, at least in height
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Old August 4th, 2016, 07:25 AM   #3442
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Old August 4th, 2016, 10:46 AM   #3443
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Old August 9th, 2016, 12:31 AM   #3444
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Old August 9th, 2016, 04:39 AM   #3445
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Good photo! I like the contrast between the older buildings and the sleek new tower
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Old August 10th, 2016, 07:57 AM   #3446
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LA skyline in the spotlight again, and never gets old to look at. Every time I walk by this tower it looks more amazing. It's was a pleasure to be a small part of the process of its birth.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 04:16 AM   #3447
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So as a reminder here is what the spire will look like when finished:



So the metal portion in the photos is the red beacon above, and of course the white portions are the main spire and base.
I wonder how many people are going to see this tower and think that Pepsi is the main tenant.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #3448
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I think the same
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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:13 AM   #3449
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I wonder how many people are going to see this tower and think that Pepsi is the main tenant.

That logo at the top of the Wilshire Grand Tower in the rendering; is the logo for Korean Air, not Pepsi.
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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:20 AM   #3450
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That logo at the top of the Wilshire Grand Tower in the rendering; is the logo for Korean Air, not Pepsi.
Yes, you've stumbled upon the basis of the joke.
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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:38 AM   #3451
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I'm sure it was just an example. They'd rather get mooola for someone else to advertise. Common sense.

It doesn't say "AEG" over at Staples Center.
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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:54 AM   #3452
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I had this same thought, but I'm not quite so sure. Yes, they'd get a direct cash infusion from selling the naming/logo rights of the tower. But as Slayerhk points out, KAL isn't exactly a household name nor is their logo instantly recognizable to many Americans. Mightn't they benefit more by putting their own name/logo atop the tallest building in the 2nd-largest US market and the gateway to Asia?

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Old August 12th, 2016, 12:03 PM   #3453
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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:57 PM   #3454
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Old August 14th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #3455
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Took a stroll this beautiful summer day and snapped these...

















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Old August 14th, 2016, 10:06 PM   #3456
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They still haven't covered up that small bottom part of the Wilshire Grand Tower.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:34 AM   #3457
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it will be covered eventually like the one just above it.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:54 AM   #3458
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I was wondering the same thing. Why it's taking them so long to finish the retail and convention area.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 02:10 AM   #3459
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