LIMA, September 12, 2017 - On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, iconic Los Angeles landmarks and buildings across the city will light up to support LA 2028 in honor of the International Olympic Committee’s final host city announcement tomorrow in Lima, Peru. United States Olympic cities Lake Placid (1980), Squaw Valley (1960) and St. Louis (1906) will also light up venues in support.
Iconic locations such as Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, and the US Bank Tower will be illuminated in the colors of LA’s dramatic sunsets and the LA 2028 logo to mark the return of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the City of Angels. The colorful show of support from around the city and nation show’s LA 2028’s commitment to partner with the city's creative and entertainment community to inspire young people from around the world to engage and stay in sport.
Locations that will be illuminated include the Ace Hotel, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Capitol Records building, LA City Hall, Disney water tower, DWP Fountain, The Forum, the Getty Museum, Grand Park Fountain, the Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Hermosa Beach Pier, the Hollywood Bowl, Honda Center, Huntington Beach Pier, Lake Balboa, Long Beach Convention Center, the Long Beach Harbor Lighthouse, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Zoo, Malibu Pier, NBCUniversal, the Pacific Park Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier, the Pantages Theater, Paramount Studios, the Queensway Twin Bridges, Rainbow Harbor, the Randy’s Donuts sign, Redondo Pier, The Regent Theater, the Rose Bowl, StubHub Center, UCLA, Union Station and LA Metro Headquarters, the US Bank Tower, USC, Venice Pier, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the recently opened Wilshire Grand, which was first illuminated to welcome the IOC Evaluation Commission Committee to town in May of this year.
Other US Olympic host cities will also show their support of LA 2028. Lake Placid will light its 1980 Olympic ice hockey venue, Squaw Valley will illuminate its iconic Olympic sign, and St. Louis will light up the exterior of St. Louis Union Station.
LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes said: “The nearly 50 landmarks and buildings glowing in LA 2028 colors show how excited our city and our country are to bring the Games back and underscore the spectacular setting that Los Angeles offers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028. This show of support demonstrates our city’s wealth of entertainment venues, cultural attractions and natural treasures that, enhanced by the power of Hollywood storytelling, will help LA 2028 engage a brand new generation of Olympic and Paralympic enthusiasts.”