Could the 450ft-long iconic Hollywood sign which stands proudly on the land overlooking Los Angeles be turned into a boutique hotel?
You might have heard that the land around the famous Hollywood sign was put on the market two years ago. The non-profit Public Trust For Lands group, fearing that the land would be bought by developers who would put advertising or build luxury homes on it, launched a campaign to buy the 138-acre area above the sign known as Cahuenga Peak. The group secured an option which gave them until April 14th to raise the money, and we still don’t know the result. A couple days ago they were $3 million short of the total needed to secure the property.
A Danish architect named Christian Bay-Jorgensen has come up with an idea to turn the sign into a hotel, which in effect would/could solve all the money/land issues. The plan calls for the famous letters to be enlarged to double the size, building them out from the back, allowing guests to stay inside the Hollywood sign itself. The crazy idea isn’t as bad as it might first appear.