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Warner Hollywood: other basement areas


We're on the stage left (east) side of the basement looking in toward the main service switchboard of the Warner Hollywood building. After you come down the stairs on the stage left side of the stage and head toward the lobby, the switchboard room is the first thing you run into.

Note the far left 3 phase section of the board has been dismantled. Through the arch beyond the caution tape is a newer 240V Delta 3 phase switchboard section. 30Kw and 70Kw DC generators for stage and booth used to sit to the right of the center column in the photo above.

The stage left passage continues forward with access to the plenum under the seats off to the corridor's right with a door exiting into the basement lounge area straight ahead. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



 Another view of the main switchboard. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012 



A look behind the main switchboard. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012 



Beyond the switchboard room on the stage left (east) side of the basement. A corridor with storage and shop space then a door exiting into the downstairs lounge area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Down the east corridor -- an exit up to Hollywood Blvd. -- or into the basement lounge area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



On the stage right (west) side of the basement -- the corridor leading to dressing rooms. Here we've just exited the trap room and are looking toward the lobby and Hollywood Blvd.Down this west corridor there's access to the plenum under the seats and a supply fan area south of the plenum. Further on toward the lobby, you run into the main mechanical room for the building. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



A look into one of the dressing rooms along the stage right corridor. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Another dressing room -- and more seats. Photo: Gary Simon - 2010. Thanks, Gary! His Warner photos originally appeared on the LAHTF Facebook page.



No shortage of dressing rooms. In addition to the basement dressing rooms along the stage right corridor, there are several levels of rooms above stage level offstage right. Photo: Gary Simon - 2010



In another basement room -- more seat parts. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Part way along the west corridor -- a look into the plenum space under the main floor seats. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



From the west corridor plenum access door, a look toward the rear (lobby end) of the plenum space. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



A look up at the holes in the slab for supply air - there are mushrooms on top. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



A peek from the west corridor into the fan room -- the boiler room is just off to the right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



 A deeper look into the fan room -- just off the west corridor. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012 



At the fan room entrance looking down and to the left at the main supply fan air washer area. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



 In the fan room-- looking back toward the west corridor. The entrance to the boiler room is a doorway to the left at the top of the stairs. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



In the fan room -- a look at the balcony supply fan. The maroon panel on the room's east wall is the electrical switchboard for the mechanical rooms. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



Looking south from the fan room into the boiler room.  We're looking at the end of the house vacuum turbine. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



On the boiler room west wall -- a sidewalk elevator. The elevator pops up on the Wilcox sidewalk. The boiler room is at the Hollywood Blvd. end of the building. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



In the boiler room looking toward at the house vac (right) on the room's west wall. That's the storage container at the center. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012
 


In the boiler room looking east -- a look at the boilers. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012
 


A look east in from the boiler room at the newer chillers. Head in through the doors of the chiller room and at the far left corner of the room is a ramp up a few feet to the corridor behind the basement space beneath the east Hollywood Blvd. storefronts. The corridor then continues around along the east side of the basement. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



In the chiller room we see the remains of the original ammonia based air conditioning system with its synchronous motor. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



From the chiller room looking west back at the main boilers -- plus a smaller unit and water heaters. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



A look east from the chiller room out into the corridor. We're looking down the corridor near the front of the building parallel to Hollywood Blvd. Off to the right of the corridor are spaces under the east Hollywood Blvd. storefronts. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



At the top of the ramp, looking west back into the chiller room. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



In the front corridor. An office building elevator is around to the left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012



In the space under the east storefronts along Hollywood Blvd. Tenant improvements? Plans to use the basement? Perhaps an abandoned project. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012


The layout across the front of the Hollywood Blvd. end of the basement:

east << | under east storefronts | chillers | boiler room | >> west

The fan room is just north of the boiler room with access off the west corridor that heads backstage.


A corridor view along the east side of the basement under the office building. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012
 


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