Building-Mounted Giant Functional Vinyl Record

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The Forum in Inglewood has been fitted with what organizers billed as the world’s largest vinyl record in honor of multi-platinum band The Eagles, who will perform at the Forum later this month as part of the venue’s re-opening celebration.

Passengers on roughly 1,700 flights arriving daily at LAX throughout January will be able to see the 407-foot-wide printed vinyl disc – which actually spins at 17 miles per hour and was constructed by a crew of over 75 workers – in honor of the venue’s $100 million renovation effort, according to officials.

The 120-foot aluminum truss circle is composed of 250,000 square feet of printed vinyl and over 50,000 pounds – about 25 tons – of materials, with letters as tall as the iconic Hollywood sign.

So, good for it that it spins, but I just want to know…is it hooked up to speakers?

Via CBS.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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