Los Angeles, California: Oil Derrick Camouflaged As Synagogue

Tower building disguises 40 unsightly oil drilling and acid fracking wells under the bushel of a pseudo-house of worship in traditionally Jewish neighborhood. The 175-ft Cardiff Tower was erected in 1966, renovated in 2001 -- it moves on tracks over the interior wells.

Cardiff Tower

Address:
9101 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
At Pico and Doheny. Sometimes detectable by oil smells.
Hours:
Exterior view only. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Oil derrick camouflaged as a synagogue.

Oil Derrick Camouflaged As Synagogue

This is a pretty impressive game of hide and go seek. I wouldn't have guessed it was something else, but I should've been a little suspicious -- there are no windows. Three blocks long, and the tall tower is pretty cool looking.

[Sanbotical, 11/13/2021]

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