I suggest trying to supplemental one again, and these fresh links for the two I tried that failed:
Anyone else experience problems with them?
Hello!Have you tried getting a hold of L.A. public records or someone in L.A. who can access public records and just gotten a floor plan?I haven't, to be honest, but I'm not sure how successful it would be. Even if I did get them, like Hook & Ladder 8, Engine Company 23 has apparently had some extensive modification since it was built in 1909.
But it wouldn't hurt to try, I suppose. Just a matter of finding someone with the time to devote to having to go through the red tape.
As promised, the first part of my Engine Company 23 archive:
Fire Station 23 - Basement Reference
All of the photos have been annotated to say which direction the camera is facing, or which direction I think its facing. There's also a set of observations I've made regarding which features seen in the film were actually fake set dressing and a floorplan drawn from my own conclusions. In the case of the basement, half of the layout is speculated, as the photos I have don't present a whole 360 panorama of the room.
The first floor Engine Bay will be up in a few days. It might have to be two .rar files. The files are limited to 10 downloads and will be deleted by Rapidshare after 90 days.
I'm going to go with tricks of lighting, shadows and film stock. I don't think it was ever intentionally done. Look at the overhead shot right before the containment unit blows. It looks black there, too.I really don't think it's lighting or film stock. You can see the similar red brick in the surrounding buildings. I vaguely recall reading about how the firehouse red brick was painted for the post-renovation scenes, but I'm having trouble remembering which article it was in.
If you look at this last shot you can see that the shadows are making it look dark, but if you look in the upper right hand side of the picture you can still clearly see the red brick.
I honestly still think that -for whatever reason- they blackened the red firehouse walls for its appearance in Ghostbusters...
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