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Old May 15th, 2017, 07:43 PM   #4241
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Took these photos during a visit at the beginning of the month:





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Old May 16th, 2017, 02:34 AM   #4242
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Anyway, here's great video of the Wilshire Grand's lights.

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Old May 16th, 2017, 04:43 AM   #4243
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Anyway, here's great video of the Wilshire Grand's lights.



Damn that looks good! Is that at regular speed?
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Old May 16th, 2017, 05:25 AM   #4244
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I saw the building lit up for the first time last week from Century City and from the WeHo area and it was just gorgeous. It's going to join the Hollywood sign, the Disney, Griffith Observatory and such as an LA icon.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:01 AM   #4245
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Damn that looks good! Is that at regular speed?
Looks like it. You can see cars going by, at the very bottom.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:06 AM   #4246
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Looks like it. You can see cars going by, at the very bottom.

Ah yeah, there they are. I'm surprised at how quickly the pattern is moving. Often these digital patterns on towers move very slowly, but this will be exciting to sit back and watch shifting throughout the evening.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 09:01 AM   #4247
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Wilshire Grand by HunterKerhart.com, on Flickr



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Old May 16th, 2017, 09:20 AM   #4248
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I'd embed the video if I knew how, but have a look at @Stu_Mundel on Twitter and his video just posted. He loves LA and worth a follow..
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Old May 16th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #4249
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Ah yeah, there they are. I'm surprised at how quickly the pattern is moving. Often these digital patterns on towers move very slowly, but this will be exciting to sit back and watch shifting throughout the evening.
With the old hookah just bubbling on.....
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Old May 18th, 2017, 01:43 PM   #4250
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Wilshire Grand by Los Angeles 2024, on Flickr



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Wilshire Grand 3 by Los Angeles 2024, on Flickr



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Old May 18th, 2017, 04:58 PM   #4251
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With the old hookah just bubbling on.....

Ha! Not for me, although these LED displays are definitely going to have some fans in the inhaling community. That in mind, here's one more admittedly stoner-y though from the other night:

I've spent most my time in LA on the Westside, and I always lamented that -- with the exception of a handful of hills, freeway overpasses and bends along Pico or Venice -- there aren't many places on the Westside from which the downtown skyline is particularly noticeable. Living in Fairfax and working in Santa Monica, there are long stretches where I forget DTLA is even there.

But since they've turned the WG light sail on, I find the skyline catching my eye in spots where I'd never noticed it before. With it popping up as a reference point more often (in a way that reminds me of how New Yorkers used the Twin Towers as a sort of architectural North Star) it makes LA feel a little less unknowably vast.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #4252
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I can't remember...will the spire light up?
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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:45 PM   #4253
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Ha! Not for me, although these LED displays are definitely going to have some fans in the inhaling community. That in mind, here's one more admittedly stoner-y though from the other night:

I've spent most my time in LA on the Westside, and I always lamented that -- with the exception of a handful of hills, freeway overpasses and bends along Pico or Venice -- there aren't many places on the Westside from which the downtown skyline is particularly noticeable. Living in Fairfax and working in Santa Monica, there are long stretches where I forget DTLA is even there.

But since they've turned the WG light sail on, I find the skyline catching my eye in spots where I'd never noticed it before. With it popping up as a reference point more often (in a way that reminds me of how New Yorkers used the Twin Towers as a sort of architectural North Star) it makes LA feel a little less unknowably vast.
Oh, wow, dude that is some heavy shit. LA turning into a star and floating over NY like the North Star. Dude, we're all stars....floating....melting....returning to the stars.....

Man, I'm like super hungry; you got any more cookies?
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Old May 18th, 2017, 10:06 PM   #4254
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Old May 18th, 2017, 11:31 PM   #4255
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Looking good!

Wilshire Grand2017 [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], by Thistle33 (iphone), from Wikimedia Commons
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Old May 19th, 2017, 03:47 AM   #4256
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Amazing how this stands out even without the spire at night.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 07:48 AM   #4257
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Old May 20th, 2017, 01:09 AM   #4258
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Here's some Blade Runner music for that last photo:



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Old May 22nd, 2017, 09:49 AM   #4259
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 10:04 AM   #4260
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last shot is very pretty, kind of opens up downtown more than a lot of pics.
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