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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

9101 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
At Pico and Doheny. Sometimes detectable by oil smells.
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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