Thursday, November 30, 2006

Guess What? Even City Hall Does Not Know How Tall City Hall Is!

After pointing out that height of City Hall was gotten wrong on a local blog two posts ago, imagaine my surprise to discover that City Hall can't even get that story straight:

28 stories tall (450 feet)

PROJECT RESTORE, the public-private organization that restored the building does not seem to know that City Hall is 32 stories tall (it says 28 stories!!)nor that it is not 450 feet tall, but 452 feet tall (but as I check further, other offical sites also say it is 454 feet tall, 460 feet tall and 464 feet tall - so who knows how tall it really is? Clearly, no one at City Hall!)- or that while the height limit was lifted in 1957, it was not until after 1960 that any building was actually allowed to be built higher than City Hall, though that last one is a bit of a semantic quibble.

1 comment:

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...


Thanks for the interesting post. While I am far from being an apologist, I will say that measuring the 'Daily Planet' building can indeed be a challenge, as the "ground level" varies around the base of said structure.

That much said, next time I have a laser measure in hand, I'll try my own highly-unscientific assessment.

Keep up the great work on the blog, it's always an interesting read!

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department