407-foot-wide Eagles record spins atop Los Angeles concert venue

Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A 407-foot wide disc billed as the world's largest vinyl record is spinning in Los Angeles to mark the reopening of a concert venue with shows by the Eagles.

The giant record, which has been spinning at 17 mph since New Year's Day atop The Forum in Los Angeles, is made to resemble a giant version of the Eagles' 1976 single "Hotel California." It heralded the Jan. 15 reopening of the venue following a $100 million renovation with a series of "History of the Eagles" concerts from the classic rock band, NBC's "Today" show reported.

Pop2Life, the marketing and promotion company behind the giant record, spindle and turntable, said the display was made from 5.7 acres of printed vinyl, 2,000 linear feet of curved aluminum and a mile of aluminum truss.

Erich Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Pop2Life, said the company had to get approval from the Federal Aviation Administration before constructing the display.

"That was due to the fact that The Forum is in the direct flight path for flights arriving at LAX and is only 2.5 miles from the airport, and there are height restrictions on structures or equipment -- like a crane -- being used to build a structure," Murphy said.

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