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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:34 AM

I knew you wouldn't be able to help yourself.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

Awesome finds !

 

Personnaly, I say Yay for both warehouses. Too many similarities.

Have a nice holidays my friend. enjoy, you deserve it !


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

I'm still here.  All packed & leaving in a couple of hours.  One last find before I go.

Thanks Fido.  I'll put the possibles on the map in the next few days when I get a chance.

 

Real life.  Michael Levine Fabrics at 919 Maple Ave, Los Angeles.

In game.  Discount Fabrics on Integrity Way, Downtown.  (Textile) 

 

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 03:28 PM Edited by Fido_le_muet, 22 December 2013 - 03:43 PM.

Found some more :

 

Ingame : Unnamed, Atlee St, Downtown LS

IRL : LA Jewelry Mart, 424 W 7th St, Los Angeles

 

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Ingame : Wholesale Mart, San Andreas Ave, Downtown LS

IRL : United Wholesale Mart, 408 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

 

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Ingame : LS Gentstyle, San Andreas Ave and Unnamed, Atlee St, Downtown LS

IRL : 424 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:41 AM

Nice finds.
I like the R* version of the Wholesale Warehouse better than the real life building.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:14 AM

Yeah me too. They are quite different so I wasn't sure it was the right building.
But they have the (almost) same name so I figured it was the right one.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:36 PM

Happy New Year everyone.

I didn't get Grand Turismo 6 for Christmas, so I'm back on Google streetview instead.   :(

 

Real life.  Auto Supply Co. Warehouse in the Harry Goldberg Building at 2700 South Main St, Los Angeles.

In game.  National Transfer & Storage Co. on Popular St, East Los Santos (La Mesa)

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

Happy New Year Wayny !

Too bad about GT6. I already finished the game at 100% so I should be back to finding landmarks soon.

Great spot on the first find of 2014 ;)


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:34 AM

Real life.  Auto Supply Co. Warehouse in the Harry Goldberg Building at 2700 South Main St, Los Angeles.

In game.  National Transfer & Storage Co. on Popular St, East Los Santos (La Mesa)

 

... And franklin's garage (Grove Street)

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:20 PM



 



Real life.  Auto Supply Co. Warehouse in the Harry Goldberg Building at 2700 South Main St, Los Angeles.

In game.  National Transfer & Storage Co. on Popular St, East Los Santos (La Mesa)

 

... And franklin's garage (Grove Street)

 

Thanks koeklin.  Good eye.  The different signs & colours make it harder to recognise at first glance.

Here are the pics.  Franklin's garage at the bottom.

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:37 PM

 



 



Real life.  Auto Supply Co. Warehouse in the Harry Goldberg Building at 2700 South Main St, Los Angeles.

In game.  National Transfer & Storage Co. on Popular St, East Los Santos (La Mesa)

 

... And franklin's garage (Grove Street)

 

Thanks koeklin.  Good eye.  The different signs & colours make it harder to recognise at first glance.

Here are the pics.  Franklin's garage at the bottom.

 

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the in game screens look better than in reallife :p


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:14 PM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 03 January 2014 - 11:25 PM.

Real life.  Xefirotarch at 1451 East 4th St, Los Angeles.

In game.  A.  Empty warehouse on the corner of San Andreas Ave & Sinner St, Downtown.  (Textile City)

In game.  B.  Southern Tile Warehouse on Alta St, South Los Santos.

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:54 PM

Real life.  Electra Warehouse at 1500 South Central Ave, Los Angeles.

In game A.  Wiwang Thriftex on Power St, South Los Santos.

In game B.  L. T. Welding Supply Co. on Capital Blvd, East Los Santos.

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:41 AM

Real life.  Craig Welding Supply Co. at 5670 South Santa Fe Ave, Vernon.

In game.  Bert's Tool Supply Co. on Innocence Blvd & Crusade Rd, South Los Santos.

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:06 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 04 January 2014 - 07:43 AM.

Sorry for the multiple posts, but I'm having a good run at the moment.

 

Real life.  L.A. Pallet Jacks & Forklifts at 2301 East Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles.

In game.  JJ's Forklift Repairs on Crusade Rd, South Los Santos.

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

Beautiful my friend !


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#25277

Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:29 PM

Does anyone know if the Petersen Automotive Museum is in this game? And if so where, I know its on Wilshire but I dunno what the GTA V version of Wilshire is called..?

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

It's not unfortunately :(


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:38 PM

Real life.  City Fibres Inc. at 2500 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles.

In game.  City Paints Inc. on Elgin Ave South Los Santos.

 

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

Nice one Wayny.

Thanks a lot for your continued contribution :^:


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

Cheers mate.

 

This thread is a bit like a dying fly.  It lays there motionless for a while, then kicks its legs & spins on its back in a frenzy of activity before laying still again.

Apart from a few random comments from other members, I don't even know if anybody else is reading the thread or not, but I like the challenge of locating the IRL buildings so I'll probably keep doing it until I get bored of it. (or until we find them all  :lol:)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:46 AM

Yeah. Sorry, I'm a bit out of it at the moment.
But I think it's normal that thread like this start to decline after a while.
And we've been very good at this as it is really hard right now to find new buildings :p

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

This fountain found on the southern end of the golf course:

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Is a replica of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills.

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I'm pretty positive about this parking garage:

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Being a replica of this parking garage found near the Beverly Hilton.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:26 PM

Damn, this is great. Great work. I applaud you all! :)  La Mesa perfectly presents the declining industrial area of Boyles Heights. This thread just makes me more and more impressed with the effort Rockstar put into this open-world, especially the city. I also never noticed that they re-used some buildings and put them in different places, but atleast in most cases, the re-creations have some minor details differenting them, so it`s all good. An industrial building next to Alhambra in SA was re-used like two times more, and looks exactly the same in all cases. But I`ll give it a pass, since it was PS2. It also seems like most of the re-used buildings are either mansions in Vinewood Hills, or old industrial buildings in East Los Santos and some parts of South Los Santos. I wonder why Rockstar only re-used those ones. But again, I must say, great work. At one point I though this thread was dying, but then I saw it on the first page, and was reliefed  :happy: !!!

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:58 PM Edited by Fido_le_muet, 10 January 2014 - 09:58 PM.

Great finds Mr Thingus !

I agree with you on both landmarks.

Weird it took us all this time to find that fountain, as they are at the almost same location ingame and IRL.

To be honest, I had no idea about that fountain :lol:

The parking was kinda obvious as well but it's nice that you found it ;)


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:17 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 11 January 2014 - 12:21 AM.

Nice work Mr T.   :^:

 

@ MrKilla.  I'm a little surprised that R* has re-used some buildings several times, but only used others once.  I thought they could've mix it up a bit more. 

The only area that disappoints me a bit is Mirror Park/Echo Park.  R* have only used 11 different houses, & duplicated them to achieve about 70 in-game houses.  There are so many different & interesting looking houses in the Echo Park & Silverlake area that could've easily been used instead.

Still, the in-game world is very impressive & has an amazing amount of attention to detail.  I think they have done an outstanding job overall.  

 

Speaking of duplicates.  Found a few more in the South Los Santos area that are duplicates from La Mesa.

I'll do a quick post on them later.  Always good to add a few more coloured dots to the interactive map, even if they are only duplicates.  They all count I suppose.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:21 AM

This fountain found on the southern end of the golf course:

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Is a replica of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills.

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I'm pretty positive about this parking garage:

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Being a replica of this parking garage found near the Beverly Hilton.

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Lol dat ass in the first pic.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:30 AM

Nice work Mr T.   :^:

 

@ MrKilla.  I'm a little surprised that R* has re-used some buildings several times, but only used others once.  I thought they could've mix it up a bit more. 

The only area that disappoints me a bit is Mirror Park/Echo Park.  R* have only used 11 different houses, & duplicated them to achieve about 70 in-game houses.  There are so many different & interesting looking houses in the Echo Park & Silverlake area that could've easily been used instead.

Still, the in-game world is very impressive & has an amazing amount of attention to detail.  I think they have done an outstanding job overall.  

 

Speaking of duplicates.  Found a few more in the South Los Santos area that are duplicates from La Mesa.

I'll do a quick post on them later.  Always good to add a few more coloured dots to the interactive map, even if they are only duplicates.  They all count I suppose.

 

My best guess for the duplicate buildings might be technical limitations. Since the game is so incredibly big, with thousands of asseds and hundreds of thousands of textures, new buildings might not have been possible, so just duplicating a few was the only way. Case in point is Assassin's Creed II. Originally in Florence, the Baptistery was supposed to be near the cathedral as it is in real life, but technical limitations meant they had to cut it.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:47 AM

@Wayne Kerr (Sorry, I'm on my phone, so i can't quote you), I never paid attention to the houses in Mirror Park. But I still love that area. The only middle-class suburb in LS, with a nice lake, and a beautiful view of Downtown. I am dissapointed though that the didn't use those nice Victorian houses usually found around Echo Park and Angelas Heights in real life LA. They should also have made a version of the Westlake neighborhood, and Historic Core neighborhood, with a version of Broadway. There are some buildigs found in Mission Row and Textile City, like the LA Theatre (Now LS Theatre), and Million Dollar Theatre (Now One Cent Theatre or whatever), that are Broadway landmarks, but both those neighborhoods look pretty ghetto and are filled with tramps. Still, Los Santos is my favorite video game city ever. I thought IV's Liberty City could be beaten, but R* prooved me wrong.
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:47 AM Edited by Wayne Kerr, 12 January 2014 - 04:44 AM.

Real life.  Empty shop/warehouse at 505 East Compton Blvd, Compton.  (Reversed image)

In game.  Empty shop/warehouse on Alta St, South Los Santos.

 

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Real life.  Hope Centre Learning Academy at 425 East Compton Blvd, Compton.  (Reversed image again)

In game.  Office facility? on Alta St, South Los Santos.

 

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