Los Angeles Times Olympic Print Plant

May 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

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Los Angeles Times Olympic Print Plant
 
We were two minutes late. Something that LA Times , four decade employee and tour guide Darrell Kunitomi obviously frowns upon.  
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Tour was totally worth the scramble to get there.  The building is enormous.  It was a no nonsense - keep up - listen and learn kind of tour.  Loved the original print press in the lobby with the volume 1 newspaper display. Was awed by the robots moving reams of paper thorough the warehouse.  Loved seeing the plates being created in the photo room, with its old school photo chemical smell and yellow lighting.  Didn't have enough time to see all the Iconic and historical front cover aluminum plates hanging on the walls (Princess Diana, OJ and Osama Bin Laden) to name just a few.  The building is relatively new, but felt rooted in history and the rich legacy of the LA Times.  The plant was quiet at 6pm – just one press running.  We learned that the plant prints other newspapers, the WSJ, NY Times and USA today, as well as inserts. The building is a complex maze of brilliance, from press room to truck delivery.  
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 We could have spent days roaming around. Makes me want to start getting the Sunday paper again.  Definitely a tradition I would hate to see end.

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