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Old 06-15-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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My only gripe about it is how simple the shape is. I wish I had setbacks like the US Bank.

Gonna be alittle sad to see the US bank lose it's place in the skyline.
the final designs havent been released yet.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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That building is not a tourist destination, and neither is downtown L.A. DTLA is the last place I would take anyone who visits. Actually it's not even on the list.
im pretty sure DTLA is very touristic in fact i am positive if its not self guided tours walking around DTLA staring at the skyscrapers or visiting around its Starline double decker bus tours and so on.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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LA is always tops as the most polluted city in the country. The smog cover is extremely thick. I don't think a view of this from a higher vantage point would be a tourist attraction. I think LA is fine the way it is, distinct from the others.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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LA is always tops as the most polluted city in the country. The smog cover is extremely thick. I don't think a view of this from a higher vantage point would be a tourist attraction. I think LA is fine the way it is, distinct from the others.
if youve been to Griffith Park or anv downtown rooftop you will see despite smog there are beautiful views that will lure people in.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:54 PM
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Location: NYC
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Honestly I don't know why... probably because LA doesn't really pride itself on high-rises the way that Chicago/NYC are seemingly obsessed with the things.
Tourists would probably flock to it, should make a healthy profit. Seattle has its Space Needle for an observation deck.

The Empire State Building makes most of its profits from the observation deck rather the office tenants.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I heard that it is very restricted.

Chicago has the Sears Tower, NYC has the Empire State, LA has the U.S. bank.

However, L.A. seems to have no pride in it. Why don't they create a good observation deck with a museum built in?
Because it's a privately owned building and if they don't want to do it, then that's it.

[whether LA has pride in it or not is not relevant]
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Because it's a privately owned building and if they don't want to do it, then that's it.

[whether LA has pride in it or not is not relevant]
Exactly, it's a free market and they obviously don't see much of a profit potential there, but hopefully the Wilshire Grand tower will.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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If they build above the smog level you will not see anything but the top of the smog layer anyway.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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If they build above the smog level you will not see anything but the top of the smog layer anyway.
but it will still have great views of the surrounding mountains and skyscrapers of downtown.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The views from the Columbia Center Tower in dt Seattle are spectacular. Much better than the Space Needle imo. Also the Texas Commerce Tower or whatever its called now in dt Houston are fantastic too. I can imagine the views from dt LA would be a site to see. I remember I was at the top of Wells Fargo Center back in 83 when it first opened
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