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Gifbrah

Mapping Los Santos! Building/landmark analysis

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GTAlove
http://oi43.tinypic.com/2rel8c4.jpg

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3376/320954..._0a2fd61db6.jpg

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

user posted image?

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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nyleridedog

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

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GTAlove
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

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

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crapmadgig
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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Long_Haired_Boy
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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TheIntellectualz
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

user posted image

 

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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mcstupidfun

Wish they would've added buildings to the downtown area

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limbfilter

 

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

user posted image

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...)

 

 

user posted image

 

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.

 

 

This is the idea behind the mile high club tower

 

user posted image

 

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...

Edited by limbfilter

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StoneyWhistle
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

user posted image

 

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

user posted image

 

SA Counterpart.

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lefantome

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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Millionsofdeadcops
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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GTAlove
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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Chirpy Red
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.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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Gifbrah

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

 

user posted image

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

user posted image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.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

 

user posted image

 

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

Edited by Gifbrah

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darkjounin

^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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VickeX

 

^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:

user posted image

(Click for full-size!)

Edited by VickeX

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-Chewy-

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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TheGreene2010
^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:

user posted image

(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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Fido_le_muet

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:

user posted image

 

@ -Chewy-

 

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?

Edited by Fido_le_muet

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SonofUgly

 

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.

user posted image

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=...086abc5a53cccee

Still haven't done the central tower cluster though

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Fido_le_muet

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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najtrows

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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Gifbrah

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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oxyg3n

Gifbrah you aware?

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Fido_le_muet

 

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:

user posted image

 

Also, do you think the building above Bubba Gump (orange one) may be this one:

user posted image

 

@ najtrows

A couple maps have already been made. Check the previous pages wink.gif

 

 

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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:

user posted image

 

Also, do you think the building above Bubba Gump (orange one) may be this one:

user posted image

 

@ 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.gifhttp://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=492413&hl=

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GEEZYJ
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.

 

user posted image

 

user posted image

 

 

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?

 

user posted image

 

 

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.gificon14.gif

now THAT is an analysis icon14.gif

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DS 17
^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:

user posted image

(Click for full-size!)

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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blow-job

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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