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Thursday, January 29, 2009


Building Wraps Nixed ... Plastic Burns!

— Photo by TJ Sullivan —

You want something done right? Call the fire department.

Forget messing around with lawyers, like some office workers did in their effort to remove one of those veritable condoms of vinyl and plastic that have consumed office buildings throughout Los Angeles, blocking windows with unwanted advertisements and turning structures into super-billboards.

Though the attorneys in the aforementioned effort appear to have won that one battle, Los Angeles fire inspectors succeeded in removing nearly 20 of the unsightly skins in one fell swoop.

The Los Angeles Times blog LA Now reports that the owners of nearly 20 buildings have been ordered to remove the wraps because ... duh ... plastic burns.

Here's a snippet from the LA Now post:
Fire officials discussed the crackdown as they stood next to a six-story supergraphic advertising Tropicana orange juice on National Boulevard near Westwood Boulevard.

"This would take a fire from the first floor to the top in no time at all," said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Kurt Fasmer.

I don't know if the supergraphic pictured above is one of the near 20 included in the crackdown.

— TJ Sullivan in LA

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