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Old April 27th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #401
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Official website for the sale

Those 600 TVs will be gone in like 10 minutes.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #402
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Those 600 TVs will be gone in like 10 minutes.
I doubt it. From what I hear, people were disappointed to find the stuff isn't as cheap as they thought it would be (about 20 to 30% off retail value, according to blogdowntown), plus there's a $5 entrance fee per person.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #403
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By the way, any idea when a render will come of the new design ?
An LA Times article reported that details should be announced soon, that's about all I know.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #404
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Old April 28th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #405
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An LA Times article reported that details should be announced soon, that's about all I know.
Good to hear, I wonder if they will keep the architectural style of the original design.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #406
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Although the design looks like BofA in NYC it actually dwarfs that building by some measure. Can't wait to hear about a re-design and what they come up with. The only way for LA to go is up.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #407
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Will there be an observation deck? LA needs one, let alone California
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Old May 10th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #408
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Will there be an observation deck? LA needs one, let alone California
We aren't even aware of the newer design yet. Hold your horses.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #409
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Although the design looks like BofA in NYC it actually dwarfs that building by some measure. Can't wait to hear about a re-design and what they come up with. The only way for LA to go is up.

A. that design is not being built anymore

B. It was 50 feet taller than BOA in NY
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Old May 10th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #410
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A. that design is not being built anymore

B. It was 50 feet taller than BOA in NY
C. Whereas to my knowledge BOA's entire design philosophy was "try to look neat and pointy, like we're rich and from the future or something", the facade of the taller Tower A in the Wilshire Grand project was based on Half Dome, a picturesque landmark in Yosemite National Park:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Dome_Lodge.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...alf_Dome10.jpg

What, if anything, a sheer cliff face in the northern Sierra Nevadas some 350 miles from Los Angeles has to do with the the city itself still confounds me. Very removed from the heavy SoCal mentality that blankets this place.

Anyway, I guess I'm sick of people comparing the moot Tower A design to BOA Tower when, frankly, they aren't even that similar -- from the literal appearance right down to the designers' original artistic conceptualizations and near opposite metropolitan/wilderness motifs.

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I just hope the re-design still places it taller than Library Tower. The skyline has changed minimally in 20 years. It will give the blimps something else to film when they do the fly-overs of the Ritz at Staples Center events.

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Old May 10th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #411
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They do have some similarities, but they're hardly twins. Anyway, this has already been discussed, and it's sorta pointless now since this design isn't getting built as far as we know.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 01:49 AM   #412
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So I assume we're getting some watered down garbage, yes? Why does this always happen to us?!
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Is there any particular reason to assume that?
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #414
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Is there any particular reason to assume that?
because this is America, land of watered down, useless garbage... just look at what happened to 1WTC.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:18 AM   #415
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So I assume we're getting some watered down garbage, yes?
Not really. Whatever takes its place will look newer and better than literally everything surrounding it currently.

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Why does this always happen to us?!
Because money.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:54 AM   #416
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because this is America, land of watered down, useless garbage... just look at what happened to 1WTC.
Can't disagree with you on that one in particular. And the copy-and-paste Transbay Tower in SF is kind of a disappointment, even if it's not ugly on its own. But who knows; maybe they'll pull a fast one on us and make it crazy awesome. Ya never know.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #417
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LA sucks anyways. I hate living here.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #418
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LA sucks anyways. I hate living here.
Is their a reasonable basis for this stupid opinion, or is this just another food dude comment that makes me want to break walls with my head ?
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Old May 11th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #419
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Is their a reasonable basis for this stupid opinion, or is this just another food dude comment that makes me want to break walls with my head ?
Although I'm not familiar with that user, I think that's probably the purpose of his comment. Stupid trollish comments like that are meant to incite anger.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #420
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Although I'm not familiar with that user, I think that's probably the purpose of his comment. Stupid trollish comments like that are meant to incite anger.
He mainly follows NYC projects, and mentions on every thread with a tall NYC building that they should make the building a mega tall, or atleast make it taller then the willis tower, he actually does this on every NYC thread . So I am guessing that his love of NYC, has made him hate competing cities like LA and CHI. By the way, mega tall is the new word the CTBUH uses for buildings over 600m
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