nzblue
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LAX Tower Light Display On East Facade?

Tue May 10, 2005 12:46 pm

I did a search for this topic, however could not find an answer for the following question that's been bugging me for a while, now:

What does the artistic lighting display on the east-facing facade of the LAX tower represent, exactly (see below)? Furthermore, what are your own thoughts regarding this specific feature?


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Any input on this would be greatly appreciated!

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aaway
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RE: LAX Tower Light Display On East Facade?

Tue May 10, 2005 1:08 pm

It's supposed to be a representation of a radar scope. IMO, a bit of 'artistic license' gone too far. However, I will give kudos to LAWA and the LAX Board of Commissioners for getting an exception from the FAA's 'cookie-cutter' design for ATCTs.
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LAXintl
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RE: LAX Tower Light Display On East Facade?

Tue May 10, 2005 1:15 pm

In addition the tower often received reflective colored lighting from the theme building.
The roadway leading into LAX on Century Blvd has also large light columns that light up and change color shades every few minutes.
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Byrdluvs747
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RE: LAX Tower Light Display On East Facade?

Tue May 10, 2005 1:56 pm

The tower seems like it's too short for LAX given its position.
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