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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (limbfilter @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 11:25)
QUOTE (SonofUgly @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 01:52)
QUOTE (darkjounin @ Monday, Nov 7 2011, 18:54)
http://oi43.tinypic.com/2rel8c4.jpg

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Mile High Club = La Live RitzCarlton/Marriott Hotel?? Sorry if this was posted.

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Hotels and residences
Hotel tower

The centerpiece of the district is a 54-story, 1,001 room two-hotel hybrid tower, constructed above the parking lot directly north of the Staples Center.[2] Built by Webcor Builders, the skyscraper contains both an 879-room JW Marriott hotel on floors four through 21 and a 123-room Ritz-Carlton hotel on floors 22 through 26. Floors 27 through 52 hold 224 Residences at the Ritz Carlton condominiums.[10] Groundbreaking for the structure took place in June 2007.[10] The project was completed in the first quarter of 2010.

Maybe r* got the reference before 2010....

It looks quite similar, good job at finding it! smile.gif I just hope that the tower gets completed by the end of the game because it is a HUGE eyesore!

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:54 PM

Great thread guys tryin to piece things together also..

can anyone confirm that the stars on the sidewalk in this pic are in certain areas or everywherre?


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

QUOTE (nyleridedog @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 19:54)
Great thread guys tryin to piece things together also..

can anyone confirm that the stars on the sidewalk in this pic are in certain areas or everywherre?


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That's called "The Walk of Fame", It's near the Graumans Chinese Theater in Hollywood. smile.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (kg356 @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 16:59)
So L.S from the trailer doesn't seem to be too big. There must be other big city. I think interstate 5 goes south through
this bridge on the docks and it leads to countryside and another city, maybe San Diego. No way that the "biggest and most ambitious game
rockstar's ever released" will only have one city and countryside. The new Los Santos doesn't seem to be much bigger than SA version.
Awesome thread though.

Yeah after reading this thread, along with several others, I think people have overrated how big L.S. will be. It doesn't seem to be very big if you look at the locations of famous landmarks and how close they are to each other. Therefore, I think we can conclude that there will either be a gigantic countryside (unlikely) or just a big countryside (but not enormous) with one or two other cities, probably SF and LV.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE (kg356 @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 18:59)
So L.S from the trailer doesn't seem to be too big. There must be other big city. I think interstate 5 goes south through
this bridge on the docks and it leads to countryside and another city, maybe San Diego. No way that the "biggest and most ambitious game
rockstar's ever released" will only have one city and countryside. The new Los Santos doesn't seem to be much bigger than SA version.
Awesome thread though.

Maybe its big as in content wise. Cars, Clothing you know sh*t like that.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE (nyleridedog @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 19:54)
Great thread guys tryin to piece things together also..

can anyone confirm that the stars on the sidewalk in this pic are in certain areas or everywherre?


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cheers

The stars are from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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I think this is worth posting

Grauman's Chinese Theater
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Couldn't find the SA counterpart but I'm sure this will be in the game along with the walk of fame!



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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

Wish they would've added buildings to the downtown area

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:45 PM Edited by limbfilter, 08 November 2011 - 11:26 PM.

QUOTE (milkmansun @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 09:23)
Sorry if this have been said before,

mile high club = Citigroup i think ( if you can't figure it out why search the google about citigroup  tounge.gif   )
*snip*

This building where it says BANK is based on real life building of U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, California

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Not that it means too much with what I'll say later, but it's not on the correct side to be that building.
*edit*
oh and someone already found citigroup....(mile-high is behind the bank irl pic...)
QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Friday, Nov 4 2011, 06:36)


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Feel free to reuse these pics if you find another landmark/building wink.gif

It's not that near the bank irl...but that could easily be R* taking creative license.

QUOTE (lefantome @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 07:51)

This is the idea behind the mile high club tower

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Good find! I wouldn't be surprised if there's some inspiration from that building. Sort of a merger of the 2 ideas...

sidenote: I really like the design of the irl ritz best....that's one cool looking building...

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (TheIntellectualz @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 15:53)
QUOTE (nyleridedog @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 19:54)
Great thread guys tryin to piece things together also..

can anyone confirm that the stars on the sidewalk in this pic are in certain areas or everywherre?


user posted image

cheers

The stars are from the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
user posted image

I think this is worth posting

Grauman's Chinese Theater
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Couldn't find the SA counterpart but I'm sure this will be in the game along with the walk of fame!

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SA Counterpart.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:50 PM

could have a completely different design, cause willshire will be complete in 2015 and there are 2 different towers, but the idea behind is that: new massive skyscrapers in LA.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

http://www.skyscrape...splay.php?f=427

Go knock yourself out. monocle.gif The wiki of buildings for this city, have fun detectives! Im dying for another trailer to see if my LA native expertise will kick in lol.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (GTAlove @ Monday, Nov 7 2011, 02:58)
Whoah, your house has beautiful views! You can just look out your window and see the Hollywood sign?!

Sure can. Almost makes up for living in the ghetto biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE (Millionsofdeadcops @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 22:36)
QUOTE (GTAlove @ Monday, Nov 7 2011, 02:58)
Whoah, your house has beautiful views! You can just look out your window and see the Hollywood sign?!

Sure can. Almost makes up for living in the ghetto biggrin.gif

Wow, I visited L.A. last year and barely got to see any of the Hollywood sign even though I was near the Beverly Hills area.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

QUOTE (darkjounin @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 22:03)
http://www.skyscrape...splay.php?f=427

Go knock yourself out. monocle.gif The wiki of buildings for this city, have fun detectives! Im dying for another trailer to see if my LA native expertise will kick in lol.gif

I use that forum all the time it's great.

Btw great work guys.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:48 AM Edited by Gifbrah, 09 November 2011 - 12:56 AM.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but anyone else seeing the Staples Center?

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Here's a larger I have of the LS skyline for those needing a larger image.

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QUOTE (darkjounin @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 22:03)
http://www.skyscrape...splay.php?f=427

Go knock yourself out.  monocle.gif The wiki of buildings for this city, have fun detectives! Im dying for another trailer to see if my LA native expertise will kick in  lol.gif


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Thanks man. I have a feeling that website is gonna be my friend for the next couple of days.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:33 AM

^LOL! I knew someone was going to wet their chairs when they saw that site and your welcome to future readers.
Someone else had mention the location possibly being a sports facility and Staples lies right on downtown too by the La Live (mile high club?) in real life but the trailer you see those two space apart. So Im curious on the next trailer once they give a better view of LS.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:41 AM Edited by VickeX, 09 November 2011 - 04:43 AM.

QUOTE (darkjounin @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 04:33)
^LOL! I knew someone was going to wet their chairs when they saw that site and your welcome to future readers.
Someone else had mention the location possibly being a sports facility and Staples lies right on downtown too by the La Live (mile high club?) in real life but the trailer you see those two space apart. So Im curious on the next trailer once they give a better view of LS.

Awesome indeed.

I think this image pretty much shows why GTA V doesn't need any more big cities like San Fierro and Las Venturas:
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:51 AM

It'd be cool if we could get all these findings databased :] Oh and Skyscraper City does indeed rock tounge.gif

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:11 AM

QUOTE (VickeX @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 04:41)
QUOTE (darkjounin @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 04:33)
^LOL! I knew someone was going to wet their chairs when they saw that site and your welcome to future readers.
Someone else had mention the location possibly being a sports facility and Staples lies right on downtown too by the La Live (mile high club?) in real life but the trailer you see those two space apart. So Im curious on the next trailer once they give a better view of LS.

Awesome indeed.

I think this image pretty much shows why GTA V doesn't need any more big cities like San Fierro and Las Venturas:
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(Click for full-size!)

Thats what I keep telling people. IMO if SF was made it would suck badly, trust me I've been to San Francisco, nothing special. It's the gay capital of the world... universe! and Las Vegas is just about losing money not making it.

Los Angeles just has that thing about it everybody loves. Like the guy in the trailer said, "That thing, that magic."


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:07 AM Edited by Fido_le_muet, 09 November 2011 - 09:10 AM.

Hello there !

Following the brilliant idea about SkyscraperCity, I decided to open a topic over there to ask for help from the specialists.
You can find this thread at this adress.

Also, good find about the Staples Center. I actually hadn't thought about it since in real life, it is located to the south of Downtown.
This structure in LS seems to be at the north/north west of Downtown. But I believe it may very well be a Staples Center lookalike.
Here's a pic I tried to enhance to see it better:
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It'd be cool if we could get all these findings databased :]


It'd be cool indeed. I think all the pics/maps should be put together and organised in the first post to regroup all the data we got so far.
Can you do it Gifbrah?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:38 AM

QUOTE (-Chewy- @ Tuesday, Nov 8 2011, 21:51)
It'd be cool if we could get all these findings databased

Probably not quite what you had in mind, but I've been going through and adding pictures, like the ones Gifbrah and Fido have been making, to the Map.
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http://maps.google.c...086abc5a53cccee
Still haven't done the central tower cluster though

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:49 AM

Good job!
Very nice addition.

However, I think the dot marking LAX should be removed since the so-called Tower was actually a palm tree^^

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:58 AM

seems like we should create a map! i'm busy today after work but maybe i'll do something if no one else starts.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:59 AM

Thanks for your efforts, guys. I'd have no problem making the thread but I'm posting via PS3 right now until I fix my laptop later this week. If you're eager to have the thread, then feel free to post it. One other thing I noticed today- on page 10, the screenshot with the character overlooking downtown, I think the building with the yellow box around it might be the Fairmont Maramar Hotel in Santa Monica,CA. Anyone wanna look into this?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

Gifbrah you aware?

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 11:59)
Thanks for your efforts, guys.  I'd have no problem making the thread but I'm posting via PS3 right now until I fix my laptop later this week. If you're eager to have the thread, then feel free to post it.  One other thing I noticed today-  on page 10, the screenshot with the character overlooking downtown, I think the building with the yellow box around it might be the Fairmont Maramar Hotel in Santa Monica,CA.  Anyone wanna look into this?

I just checked and it's not the Fairmont Miramar Hotel sad.gif However, I think I identified two other buildings in that area. Check the pic below:
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Also, do you think the building above Bubba Gump (orange one) may be this one:
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A couple maps have already been made. Check the previous pages wink.gif


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE (Fido_le_muet @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 11:41)
QUOTE (Gifbrah @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 11:59)
Thanks for your efforts, guys.  I'd have no problem making the thread but I'm posting via PS3 right now until I fix my laptop later this week. If you're eager to have the thread, then feel free to post it.   One other thing I noticed today-  on page 10, the screenshot with the character overlooking downtown, I think the building with the yellow box around it might be the Fairmont Maramar Hotel in Santa Monica,CA.  Anyone wanna look into this?

I just checked and it's not the Fairmont Miramar Hotel sad.gif However, I think I identified two other buildings in that area. Check the pic below:
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Also, do you think the building above Bubba Gump (orange one) may be this one:
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@ najtrows
A couple maps have already been made. Check the previous pages wink.gif

okok, i'll do that!

and yeah, i made a topic that got locked soo.. i'll put it here smile.gif http://www.gtaforums...opic=492413&hl=

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (johnny_zoo @ Friday, Nov 4 2011, 18:19)
Someone wanted to use the blimp as a central reference point but the problem is that it could be moving. One thing is for sure its always going to be facing the same direction which is south towards the coastline so it can be used.

Ive tried working out hopefully West and East coords. Mountains are in the north similar to real world California topography obviously.

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Theres seems to be a lot of mountain ranges in the north and south directions which is odd becuase the south is where pleasure pier is. Is whole of Los Santos surrounded mostly by hills except for coast?

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Well thats all I can do for now may try and make a mock up map tomorrow as for now, really tired.

One thing Ive realised doing this is that its not easy I have a new found respect for you guys. Keep up the good work. smile.gif icon14.gif

now THAT is an analysis icon14.gif

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE (VickeX @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 06:41)
QUOTE (darkjounin @ Wednesday, Nov 9 2011, 04:33)
^LOL! I knew someone was going to wet their chairs when they saw that site and your welcome to future readers.
Someone else had mention the location possibly being a sports facility and Staples lies right on downtown too by the La Live (mile high club?) in real life but the trailer you see those two space apart. So Im curious on the next trailer once they give a better view of LS.

Awesome indeed.

I think this image pretty much shows why GTA V doesn't need any more big cities like San Fierro and Las Venturas:
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THAT would be awesome, but I m sure the game map won't be as big as in the pic. If you compare how near Hollywood is located to Downtown in V (and compare the distance in real). It's nearly next to Downtown - too near.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:57 PM

I remember the mapping efforts for GTA IV on these forums after its first teaser trailer and folks extrapolated some pretty accurate maps just from that short trailer. It was loads of fun, perhaps rename this topic? To something like "Mapping Los Santos"?




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