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This time, the question is: Do you know where in Culver City this astronaut is? If you know, enter your response in the comments box of this post! I'll reveal the answer in two Fridays, when I post a new game.
Last time, I posted this structure:
Culver City Times member Kevin Lachoff correctly identified it as "Sony (SPE) water tower on the lot!" Congratulations Kevin! As a commercial real estate guy and member of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, Kevin has a lot of insight as to what's going on around the city. On the Culver City Time's Facebook page, Janet Hickman Torres also correctly ID'ed the tower.
According to the Sony Pictures web site:
The Water Tower at Sony Pictures Studios has been a defining symbol of the studio since it was built in 1937. It was designated with significant status by Culver City’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee for its historical importance. With a diameter of over 33 feet, the tank can hold up to 16,000 gallons of water. The great height of the tower creates the pressure needed to distribute the water. Although no longer actively used for water storage, the tank is always connected to the fire sprinkler system on the lot in case of emergency. At 160 feet tall, the water tower is a studio icon than can be seen throughout the Culver City community from several miles away.
The site goes on to say that the Water Tower -- which today reportedly stands right between the Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy stages -- was used to fill the massive 721,000-gallon water tank on Stage 30, the site of MGM musicals starring Esther Williams.
The water tower actually seems to be undergoing some kind of work at the moment. I'll be interested to see what they do to it.
From the south: