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HooverDam Mar 11, 2012 3:26 PM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 5622997)
As of this evening, I was just fined $90 for crossing the light rail tracks in Tempe by a private security guard.

Hoover, can I have what you're on? Arizona's ugly police state money-grabs are really pissing me off right now.

That crap seems to happen everywhere. I got a ticket in St Louis on my drive West for doing a California Stop at a stop sign that was a pedestrian crosswalk and there were no people in sight.

Tempe_Duck Mar 11, 2012 6:14 PM

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NIXPHX77 Mar 12, 2012 1:08 AM

Welcome back to Phoenix, HooverDam!

mgmAZCO Mar 19, 2012 6:44 PM

Have noticed a VW ad that's running nationally that was shot in Phoenix. Cool shot of Luhrs buildings at the end of the ad. It's a short spot, but the city looks nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chK7SOygz1U

combusean Mar 19, 2012 7:44 PM

^ I saw that last night! :D Looks good. I thought it was just the end scene that was shot in Phoenix but they really got it all (you can also see the Public Transit Building as they're going north and I think the Phoenix HR building/AT&T switching office in another scene, as well as the Bankrupty Court and O'Connor Courthouse). They really made the city look good--I thought it was somewhere in Europe first with the "City Parking" sign. Thanks for the youtube link mgm.

mgmAZCO Mar 19, 2012 8:53 PM

You're welcome man! Glad to see they showcased a more urban Phoenix, rather than shots of cacti and mountains...nice change of pace anyway.

scottkag Mar 20, 2012 7:59 PM

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Originally Posted by mgmAZCO (Post 5633115)
Have noticed a VW ad that's running nationally that was shot in Phoenix. Cool shot of Luhrs buildings at the end of the ad. It's a short spot, but the city looks nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chK7SOygz1U

LOL, last month I drove through the middle of them filming that near 3rd ave and Washington.

mwadswor Mar 22, 2012 4:21 AM

Cool. I think I saw them filming that around the Luhrs Building last month. I was so confused wondering what they were doing, but now it makes sense.

My only quibble is that we just finished the gorgeous new south court tower, and I didn't see it in there.

Leo the Dog Mar 24, 2012 2:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mgmAZCO (Post 5633115)
Have noticed a VW ad that's running nationally that was shot in Phoenix. Cool shot of Luhrs buildings at the end of the ad. It's a short spot, but the city looks nice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chK7SOygz1U

Are you sure it's running across the nation? I haven't seen it here in CA, but then again, I don't watch a whole lotta TV. I do see car commercials that feature local SD scenes quite a bit though.

combusean Mar 24, 2012 10:21 AM

^ I'm pretty sure it's national. I was watching whatever national network it was on satellite tv with my brother when I saw it air.

NIXPHX77 Mar 26, 2012 4:54 AM

There also was a Circle K commercial (promoting cold drinks there?) that showed the Luhrs buildings last summer.
I just saw it again this week, so they must have started re-using it. (guy and a dog in a car, it's very hot out, dog walks away on 2 legs.)

mgmAZCO Mar 26, 2012 2:08 PM

Yeah the VW ad is national, I live in Denver and it's been airing a lot here.

Phxguy Mar 29, 2012 2:37 AM

As I am technologically retarded with posting pictures, here are some cool shots from above. Taken in Feburary.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoeni...1323580&type=3

plinko Mar 29, 2012 4:35 AM

You need to get those up on the forum. Really nice!

HX_Guy Mar 29, 2012 5:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Phxguy (Post 5645477)
As I am technologically retarded with posting pictures, here are some cool shots from above. Taken in Feburary.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoeni...1323580&type=3

Wow those are great!

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...29644435_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...29438194_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...45126644_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...90732634_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...61767596_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...66041536_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...51256288_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...54464503_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...84196219_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...85477131_n.jpg

HooverDam Mar 30, 2012 11:09 PM

^Nice pictures, Downtown is starting to fill out.

On a personal note, my girlfriend and my application was accepted and we'll be moving into a duplex in Willo on Coronado- hooray! She grew up in suburban PHX and hated it, so Im hoping living in one of the cities most charming historic districts will change her heart on what the Valley has to offer.

Vicelord John Mar 30, 2012 11:12 PM

nice pics, howd you score the heli ride?

nickw252 Mar 31, 2012 6:19 AM

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Originally Posted by HooverDam (Post 5648125)
^Nice pictures, Downtown is starting to fill out.

On a personal note, my girlfriend and my application was accepted and we'll be moving into a duplex in Willo on Coronado- hooray! She grew up in suburban PHX and hated it, so Im hoping living in one of the cities most charming historic districts will change her heart on what the Valley has to offer.

Welcome to the 'hood, I'm just on the other side of 7th by Coronado :cheers:

Phxguy Mar 31, 2012 4:19 PM

Should've said this when I posted them, but these aren't my pictures. They're Michelle Humphrey's. I'm too cool for helicopters anyways.:rolleyes:

Syndic Apr 1, 2012 1:44 AM

As a one-time Phoenix resident I feel at liberty to say that Phoenix has the worst downtown of any city its size in America. Maybe even the world. It's airy and suburban-looking and old. I blame your city government. They seriously need better vision and motivation.

Density, density, density, people. Look at Denver. They're way ahead of Phoenix.

Suburbs are gross! C'mon, guys.


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