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Rainbow Crosswalks Finished by Friday

Rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and San Vicente Boulevard are near completion.

The City of West Hollywood on Monday night began painting the LGBT flag on two crosswalks along Santa Monica and San Vicente Boulevards, and according to city officials, the first phase of the project should be completed by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. 

Steve Campbell, manager of facilities and field services for West Hollywood, said crews will touch up some of the white lines in the crosswalk on Thursday and all work should be completed by Friday morning, according to Campbell.

“The landmark Rainbow Crosswalks emphasize the core branding of West Hollywood, and will be a permanent symbol to all that this is a city of tolerance and acceptance,” stated Mayor Jeffrey Prang. “Since the temporary installation, the crosswalks have not only gained tremendous positive attention from around the world, but not a day goes by that we don’t see hoards of tour buses slowing down to snap photos of the new landmark."

"This alone will have a tremendous impact on tourism and further establish West Hollywood as a LGBT vacation destination."

The color application uses thermo-plastic technology that will permanently install the vivid colors on the street surface.

on the permanent installations, which replace previous temporary paint jobs meant to celebrate gay pride month in July.

--Brantley Watson contributed to this report.

scott ferguson October 05, 2012 at 09:13 PM
To follow up - just had a terrific conversation with John D'Amico. He even remembered stopping by my house last year while campaigning. In our short time talking, he answered more of the questions I have been asking the anti-council people for several months that I have ever been able to get cogent responses here. We don't agree on everything, but I start from the point of not having close to all the knowledge I'd like, which I came here with an open mind some months ago. My main hope is to learn where all this anger and vitriol comes from - he explained some of this, as well as his long term concerns for the city. I won't go into details (not that any of it was off the record), but perhaps the most important part of the dialogue - contra what is said by many here - that the city is and unquestionably will remain in great financial shape. So to the extent some of the posts here have made me a bit concerned about this, he totally convinced me that the idea that we have any significant financial crisis near, mid or long term is total nonsense. I greatly appreciated his time, as I have Abbe Land's in our two earlier conversations. As a sidenote, he 100% agreed that it is common sense to, if one choose, never post under one's real name on forums like this.
me October 07, 2012 at 04:29 AM
i'm just waiting for tourists to start laying down on the rainbow crosswalks and planking for pics and vids (and get run over), even tho planking is soooo yesterday and soooo racist
Stephanie October 09, 2012 at 10:17 PM
CHECK OUT THE SECOND PHOTO AT THE TOP OF THIS STORY, TAKEN 2 DAYS AFTER "OPENING" Temporary Paint: $13,000.00, Permanent Paint: $67,000.00, Skid Marks Defacing the Symbol of Equality: No charge, The chance to say "We told you so", Priceless.
Stephanie October 10, 2012 at 09:47 PM
New pictures posted. Sad.
Stephanie October 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Really, Wesley? Click on the pictures above. Aesthetics? Which part of cars driving across pavement and expecting it to look good is based in any sense of reality? You say, "If you've taken the time to go look..." Perhaps you should follow your own advice. And then tell us if defiled paint looks, as you say, "fabulous." The new rainbow arch across Sony studios makes a true statement and would have looked fabulous across SMBlvd. Pity the City is so short-sighted. Really, who thought this through?


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