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Old Posted Nov 11, 2009, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past View Post
Yep, that's them! Here's another view, from highway level, in this case Aliso Street:


Back when I was a kid, each of those ventilator fan things were painted a variety of bright pastel colors. They really stood out against the drab background of the gas storage tanks.

Anyway, your picture above is really fantastic. I guess that wasn't really freeway though there yet, though I'd think it would have been by 1952. There's evidently a traffic signal or stop sign there just beyond the Brew 102 building where cars are all stopped. And I love how Commercial Street is 6 lanes of one-way traffic in the foreground! Then 3 lanes veer sharply to the left and turn into Aliso/101. Great highway engineering there!

Painted like this?

(from here )
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