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Old Posted May 17, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Speaking of vertigo inducing, can you believe a pilot actually took off from the roof of the Los Angeles Railway Building at 1060 S. Broadway.

Above: It was for a scene in a 1920 silent film. (the title of the film escapes me now)*
If I remember correctly, he fell almost five stories before he swooped up and landed at a nearby airport.

Below: A much later photo of the Los Angeles Railway Building showing it's height.
I'm not sure why the arrow is there.

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*After much 'googling', I believe the film is 'Stranger Than Fiction' (1921) starring Katherine MacDonald.

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