I'd like a number 11, please
November 27, 2009 10:57 AM Subscribe
Why are the tops of buildings in downtown Los Angeles numbered?
posted by pdb to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
In TV shows that show helicopter-type sweeping shots of downtown LA, you can see that the tops of many buildings have a number inside a red circle, as Google Maps shows here
. What is the purpose of these numbers? They're not unique, for example there's several "12" buildings - I'm stumped as to what they might be. Any ideas?