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Old May 8th, 2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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LOS ANGELES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

any body got
pics
on L.As skyline undre construction in
the past
heres the "gas company" on the
right side





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The brotherhood hard at work installing the jewels after the iron workers are done erecting.



17 years vested with the local, I think I can retire at 55 with honor after working in the greater Los Angeles area for so long. 15 more years and I'm there!

BTW- Great picture of the Gas Tower. A few years ago (in the 90's) I actually stood on the Helicopter land pad shown on the 72 story. I got up there with the building engineer at 5:30 in the morning, talk about a moment I will never forget. We were there getting ready to remove a large piece of glass for a movie stunt. It required heavy rigging from the floor that is almost at the top, the area that is segmented with a ribbon wall of glass that shot across the east elevation and onto the roof of the Gas Tower. The name of the movie does not come to mind but I want to think the Denzel Washington had the lead. In the movie stunt, the person jumps out of the building and lands on the roof of The Gas Tower, AMAZING!
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This should not be a problem to name?




I didn't get to work on the exterior window wall that was done by another glazing contractor. The glazing contractor I was working for at the time did get awarded all of the interior glass and glazing including all of the private suites.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 01:39 AM   #4
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Cool Gas Company. I've never seen any Aon u/c pics.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #5
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Sorry if you guys have seen these. I just wanted to be part of the group.

Union Bank

Hyatt Hotel

City Hall

Arco Towers
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Old May 16th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #6
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Incredible photos! Is it true that City Hall was the tallest building downtown until the late 60's??
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Old May 16th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #7
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these pictures are awesome
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Old May 17th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #8
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Yes it is true.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #9
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Incredible photos! Is it true that City Hall was the tallest building downtown until the late 60's??
Yup..until Union Bank was buit, City Hall towered over LA.

Cal Plaza 1


Cal Plaza 2
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I didn't get to work on the exterior window wall that was done by another glazing contractor. The glazing contractor I was working for at the time did get awarded all of the interior glass and glazing including all of the private suites.
Is that the Bonaventure Hotel?
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Yeah something like that............
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Old May 17th, 2006, 05:28 AM   #12
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Is that the Bonaventure Hotel?

Nice try, it's Staples Center
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Found an old thread here:

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I hope everyone enjoys these pictures... I sure did!

Construction, Dodger Stadium



Construction of Angel Stadium


Union Station under construction



Hyatt Hotel construction


Construction of new California Club


Music Center and DWP under construction


Construction of Herald Examiner building


Construction across L.A. Courthouse


Union Bank Building Construction


Park La Brea housing project


Royce Hall at U.C.L.A



UCLA



611 Place Tower Under Construction


County Building (the current park was a parking lot!!!)


Dorothy Chandler Pavilion


Ahmanson & Mark Taper Forum


Century City buildings completed and proposed



ARCO Towers are under construction



Construction of the Cahuenga Pass


Bunker Hill


Pershing Square


Construction progress, Federal Reserve Bank


Construction, Jonathan Club building


Watts Towers


Pasadena Bridge


LAX




Eastern Columbia



Broadway Plaza :hell:


Bendix Building


Framing of the Pacific Electric Building


City Hall



Hall of Justice


Exposition Park building


Wiltern Theater



Biltmore Hotel




Alexandria Hotel exterior construction


Shrine Auditorium


Loews State Theater




Chinese Theater
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^ What a blast from the past........... Just loving it
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Old May 17th, 2006, 07:03 AM   #15
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exquisite
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Great post latennisguy; love the pictures!

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Corrections

A very nice collection, latennisguy, but I spotted three caption errors. I guess it was vicecityguy (or his source) who made them, but I don't know where his thread was so I'll correct them here.

First, the picture labeled " Union Bank" is actually one of the apartment towers near the north end of Bunker Hill, on the big block between 1st, 2nd, Grand and Flower I think (I haven't actually been there in ages.) The pic shows Figueroa and 2nd in the foreground (200 S. block), and you can see the entrance to the 2nd Street tunnel. Union Bank, of course, is on the other side of Figueroa at 5th. Insane Los Ange posted the same error farther up the page.

Second, more a clarification than a correction, the picture labeled "Bunker Hill" shows City Hall in the background to the right, so the hilly neighborhood in the foreground is the northerly neighbor of Bunker Hill, which used to be called Pound Cake Hill. That name goes all the way back to my grandparents' day, so I doubt if many people remember it anymore. I'm guessing that the construction going on in the foreground has to do with the building of the Hollywood Freeway, which pretty much wiped out the whole center of Pound Cake Hill. The age of the cars on the street (apparently Figueroa again) dates the picture in the late 1940's era, which would be right for freeway construction.

Third is the picture captioned "Pershing Square", though Pershing Square was never on a hillside such as that. I'm about 99% sure that the view is actually south along Hope Street from the site of the downtown Library. This was the former location of the Los Angeles branch of the state Normal School (teacher's college) which eventually became California State University at Los Angeles. It was situated athwart 5th Street's current right-of-way between Grand and Flower until some time in the 1920's. When the school moved to Vermont Avenue (LACC's current campus), the old Victorian pile it had occupied was demolished, 5th Street was cut through, and the new Library built on the southern part of the former campus.
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I'm floored! Damn this city is young! I tend to forget how underdeveloped this city was until recently.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #19
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no kidding... i did not realize that ither
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A very nice collection, latennisguy, but I spotted three caption errors. I guess it was vicecityguy (or his source) who made them, but I don't know where his thread was so I'll correct them here.

First, the picture labeled " Union Bank" is actually one of the apartment towers near the north end of Bunker Hill, on the big block between 1st, 2nd, Grand and Flower I think (I haven't actually been there in ages.) The pic shows Figueroa and 2nd in the foreground (200 S. block), and you can see the entrance to the 2nd Street tunnel. Union Bank, of course, is on the other side of Figueroa at 5th. Insane Los Ange posted the same error farther up the page.

Second, more a clarification than a correction, the picture labeled "Bunker Hill" shows City Hall in the background to the right, so the hilly neighborhood in the foreground is the northerly neighbor of Bunker Hill, which used to be called Pound Cake Hill. That name goes all the way back to my grandparents' day, so I doubt if many people remember it anymore. I'm guessing that the construction going on in the foreground has to do with the building of the Hollywood Freeway, which pretty much wiped out the whole center of Pound Cake Hill. The age of the cars on the street (apparently Figueroa again) dates the picture in the late 1940's era, which would be right for freeway construction.

Third is the picture captioned "Pershing Square", though Pershing Square was never on a hillside such as that. I'm about 99% sure that the view is actually south along Hope Street from the site of the downtown Library. This was the former location of the Los Angeles branch of the state Normal School (teacher's college) which eventually became California State University at Los Angeles. It was situated athwart 5th Street's current right-of-way between Grand and Flower until some time in the 1920's. When the school moved to Vermont Avenue (LACC's current campus), the old Victorian pile it had occupied was demolished, 5th Street was cut through, and the new Library built on the southern part of the former campus.

^ Wow..... I like this class, Los Angeles from yesterday 101.

Who ever said the Internet is not educational and informative. You need to check yourself fool. Even I am learning new thingys like (Pound Cake Hill).

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