Skyscraper Hopping in Downtown LA
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Nobody walks in LA. Oh, we will see about that!
Join us on a scenic urban adventure as we frolic across giant skyscrapers via subterranean passages, flying walkways, and giant outdoor staircases.
Flying walkways are raised to keep pedestrians from crossing roads. For CALVIN HAMILTON, the former director of planning for LA, the initial twelve flying walkways were supposed to be just the beginning. He envisioned hundreds across the city s 500 square miles. The Los Angeles he dreamed of would have been divided into 29 "Centers," or islands of development, connected by walkways, moving sidewalks, monorails, and mass transit.
Via these flying walkways, we will be "arcing" past the US Bank Tower, which contains OUE Skyspace and Skyslide, both among the most visited tourist attractions in Los Angeles. We will then snake through the labyrinthine pathways within the bowels of the Bonaventure Hotel, pondering its expansive outdoor space as well as gorgeous interior leading to the Bonavista Revolving Lounge on the 34th floor.
Afterwards, we will be taking passageways and corridors through the LA Grand Hotel and World Trade Center, the latter of which contains a massive bas relief mural hidden in plain sight showcasing the world s great landmarks and historical events.
Finally, we settle down for a nice meal at local restaurant to reflect on our exploratory experience of downtown LA.
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