Map points of all the views in the Rooftop ProjectView Rooftop Project in a larger map
What is this about?This is for anybody who likes to drive up mountains (or get to rooftops) to catch scenic views of the landscape, horizon, the sunset, sunrise, clouds, etc. Seeing things from a birds eye view can be very relaxing and provide some fresh moments of serenity and oneness, even if there is a bustling city underneath you. If you’re a photographer, this could be a resource you could use if it's a smog-free day, such as the day after a storm has cleared out, and you want to take landscape shots.
So why's it called the Rooftop Project?There are several beautiful mountain ranges in Southern California that offer amazing views but sometimes we don’t have the time to get to them. Rooftops are a great alternative to scenic views when the mountains are too far away and provide new perspectives of the city. Eventually I will update this page to include information regarding how to get on the roofs of buildings (it's easy, find a way to get in or stealthily wait for someone to open the door. Investigate evacuation plans because they will clue you in on all the stairwells and elevators that exist, look for Exit signs as well, etc, you get the idea) Eventually everyone will be able to submit their own view points or rooftops! I encourage you to share any tips and photos on how to get to hidden spots. If you know of a cool spot, leave a comment here or shoot me an message!
List of rooftops and views accumulated so far:To see the list with thumbnail previews, click here or look at the map above.
- Sepulveda and Burbank, Van Nuys March 18, 2013Great place to catch a panoramic view in the middle of the San Fernando Valley.
- View of LA from Runyon Canyon, Hollywood March 18, 2012Beautiful uphill walk/hike up in Hollywood to an epic view of LA. (Pictures and Video during a storm included)
- 800 S Olive St, Los Angeles (Commercial Exchange Building) February 11, 2012A beautiful view from an abandoned 1904 building.
- Best View from Inglewood November 26, 2011Find out how to get to the roof of a 6-story spiral structure that gives you the best view from Inglewood I know of. (video included)
- Rimcrest Dr, Glendale October 1, 2011A very unique view of LA… from the mountain above Glendale.
- 21628 Saddle Peak Road, Topanga Canyon October 1, 2011Another epic viewpoint, down the street from top of the world.
- View of the mountains surrounding San Fernando Valley from Panorama City August 18, 2011A nice view of the mountains that surround the valley from a 10 story tower and how to get there.
- Michael D Antonovich Regional Park in Chatsworth July 9, 2011View: 10 out of 10. A very tranquil view of the valley high up from the Santa Susana Mountains
- Sylmar and San Gabriel Mountains from Eden Memorial Park July 8, 2011The San Gabriel mountains that line the north-east section of the San Fernando Valley in Sylmar
- Stunt Road and Saddle Peak Road, Malibu June 30, 2011View: 10 out of 10. Expansive view of the LA’s coastline, valleys and several mountain ranges.