Archive for the 'California' Category

Paris Hilton House

Filed under: California, Celebrity Homes

The home above (center) is the residence of pseudo-celebrity Paris Hilton.  It is the home in which she is serving her sentence under house arrest after being released early from her 23-day jail sentence.

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Playboy Mansion

Filed under: California, Celebrity Homes

The Playboy Mansion is the home of Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner.  It is one of the most famous homes in the world.  It is known for the wild parties that are thrown by Hugh Hefner.

The house sits on 5 acres of land and is valued at approximately $50 million.  It has 22 rooms and includes the following amenities: private zoo and aviary, tennis courts, waterfall, game room, wine cellar and large pool area (including the famous grotto that can be seen above).

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Coit Tower

Filed under: California, Landmarks

The Coit Tower is located atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.  It was built to “beautify” the city with funds donated by Lillie Hitchcock Coit.  It is 210 feet tall and is made of concrete.

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Google Headquarters

Filed under: Buildings, Business, California

Google Headquarters which is referred to as “the Googleplex” is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043.  In 2006, Google also leased 311,000 square feet of office space at 111 Eight Ave in Manhattan, NY.  The building was specifically designed and built for Google.

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Hollywood Sign

Filed under: California, Landmarks, TV & Movies

The famous Hollywood Sign is located on Mt. Lee in Hollywood, California.  Each letter is 50 feet all.  The original sign used to read “HOLLYWOODLAND.”

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Golden Gate Bridge

Filed under: Bridges, California

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California was completed after more than four years of construction at a cost of $35 million and it is a visitor attraction recognized around the world. The Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicular traffic on May 28, 1937 at twelve o’clock noon, ahead of schedule and under budget, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in the White House announcing the event.

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