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Revolving restaurants

Postby nichols » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:41 pm

I'm doing some research into rotating restaurants or bars in greater Los Angeles. I've found a few, but the Bonavista Lounge at the Bonaventure is the only one still spinning. Does anybody know of any others in SoCal?
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GREAT list on Wikipedia, BTW.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolving_restaurant

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Postby Lynxwiler » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:13 pm

The Bonaventure's is the only one I know of... and I hope they soon realize how special it is and restore/maintain what they've got.

Whatever happened to the revolving lounge atop the Macy's Plaza Sheraton in downtown LA? It's no longer open to the public, but I believe it did spin at one time.

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downtown marriott?

Postby SkipHome » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:15 pm

the top of a downtown hotel, i think it's the marriott, used to spin. i was at a wedding there in late 2000 and it was movin' then.

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Postby BOXOUTBM » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:44 pm

Westin Peach Tree Plaza, Not in So Cal, but Georgia. Only reason to mention this is John Portman was the Architect for both the Bonaventure and the Peach Tree Plaza

The Bonaventure is the only one I know of Downtown.

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*Revolves 360 Degrees in one hour.
* Location for the first seaon of 'Its a Living" with Ann Jillian. 80' Sitcom about cocktail watresses.
* Center ring is only thing that revolves, not the entire portion of the Hotel.

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Postby roadsidepictures » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:17 pm

The Top of the World Restaurant at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, revolves 360 degrees in an hour and twenty minutes. There is a bar at Sam's Town that used to revolve, but it stopped a couple of years ago.

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Postby classicsat » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:23 am

If we are going outside of Greater LA, don't forget the CN tower in Toronto, still turning.

Plus the bar at Hardwicks Gobbler restaurant in Wisconson rotated. Unkown state though.
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Postby nichols » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:32 pm

So no more in Los Angeles? Past or present?

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:56 am

Lynn in Sherman Oaks

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Postby Tony » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:13 am

Tony Merchell

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Postby nichols » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:09 pm

Thank you, really thank you all. but I need SOCAL SOCAL SOCAL. Lynn, the Hollywood one stopped spinning about 6 years ago. Any more ideas?

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Postby Nathan » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:14 pm

Let's build one in a downtown basement and insist it's from 1939. Some Photoshop will prove its existence. And so forth.


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