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Bona Vista Lounge at the Bonaventure

Wednesday, Oct 3 2007

The revolving bar at the top of the Westin Bonaventure is the ideal place to take in a 360-degree view of the L.A. skyline while the city is under attack. One revolution takes exactly an hour, so you’ll be able to sip on a much-needed scotch as you survey the damage and ponder the possibility of another strike, which you will surely not miss. As the room moves, you can always walk backwards and stay in place as long as you need to in case you want to keep your eye on a particular building. Don’t worry. You’ll be fine. The bar is high enough to offer spectacular views of the entire city, but low enough so that any hijacked passenger jet will likely bypass the Bonaventure for taller, meatier buildings in the immediate vicinity. As you descend the building in the event of an evacuation, a real Age of Terror adventurer will insist upon taking the elevators instead of the stairs; the elevator cars, completely exposed to the elements, are attached to the exterior of the towers, offering more unsurpassed views of any great horror that might be unleashed on the Colossus of the West.

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