Off-Ramp for November 7, 2009

LA Conservancy Tours Iconic 60s Sites, Takes us to Rarefied Heights at LAX Theme Building

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Jackson Musker

The view from atop the LAX Theme Building, with Trudi Sandmeier of the LA Conservancy and David McCombs of LAWA. On Sunday, you can use the free telescopes to scan the horizon for planes...or the departures area for crazy drivers.

This Sunday, the LA Conservancy is hosting a tour of iconic 1960s structures around the South Bay. One of the highlights is the futuristic Theme Building at LAX, which is in the final stages of a massive renovation. Tourgoers will have access to the observation deck - open to the public for the first time since 9/11. Off-Ramp contributor Jackson Musker got a sneak peak earlier this week. (Follow the link for ticket info, and a movie shot atop the observation deck.)

An important message from the Conservancy about tour tickets:
You can purchase tickets ON TOUR DAY at The Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 S. Aviation Blvd. in Westchester. Ticketing will be closed on our website over the weekend, but you can go there for more information on the tour.

If you can't make it to the tour on Sunday, check out the view from the observation deck here. It won't be open to the general public until the Spring...

LAX THEME BUILDING SNEAK PEEK from Off Ramp on Vimeo.


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