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I spent most of today's editing session pouring over one of the best LA resources a friend gave me. Early in the character-building process, I decided that Eva would live in the Culver City/Palms area of greater Los Angeles. I've been there, I like the neighborhoods, and it's close to several key locations in the novel that can't be moved (it's really hard to move the coast line of the Pacific Ocean inland without harming a lot of people).
I also really want Eva to live in a seven-story building. Or a five-story building. However, today, as I was adding actual street names to the text (something I didn't bother with while writing), I realized that in driving the streets of Culver City (via Google Maps), there were no seven-story buildings in Culver City. In fact, I believe that Culver City has banned buildings taller than four stories.
Since my novel is fiction, I could plop Eva's loft structure anywhere I please, but I want it to have some veracity. Hence, my hunt for taller buildings. Unfortunately, the sites I found don't show LA by height.
Are you familiar with the LA area? Do you know where taller structures are located? Especially ones that aren't near downtown LA? If so, please let me know. If not, do you know of any good plane ticket deals?