|The view from the City Club|
|The Club is sleek and modern, but welcoming in its design|
The Club, according to the website I looked at, is "the place where diverse community and business leaders come to connect, network, and do business".
|My co-workers, Barbara and Carmen|
|My boss, Joel, and Juan, the Company CFO|
|The view, even on a smoggy day, was sensational!|
The menu was varied.
|The City Club Breakfast menu|
|3-egg Omelet with spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms|
I went more basic, and ordered scrambled eggs with applewood smoked bacon, hashbrowns and toast.
|Scrambled eggs and hash browns|
|The blueberry pancakes are a specialty|
|Veronica from Accounting, and Suria, our Corporate Marketing Director|
|Jimmy, our company President, and Nikita, from Corporate Marketing|
|Looking straight down was scary|
|Many helicopter pads were visible across the skyline below us|
There always comes a moment, for me, when up in a tall building like this here in California, where I start thinking, 'Man, I sure hope there isn't a strong earthquake while I'm up here!'
That would not be fun.
Coincidentally, I watched all of this being destroyed fairly recently, watching an old John Cusack disaster movie called "2012". These buildings crashed and fell apart very dramatically in that film. Nice CGI, but not fun in real life. I'll pass.
|A bird's eye view of downtown|
|Nikita's shoes are visible as she and Suria take silly photos|
Photo booths seem to bring out peoples' inner child. There was a lot of giggling involved.
We spent a great deal of time just marveling at the view.
|Joel, Jimmy, Juan and Barbara enjoying the view|
Across the way, we could see orange-vested workers installing windows on the Korean Air skyscraper currently being built. They are tiny specks of orange just above the window line straight across and a couple of floors up from where we were standing.
This is also the building (below) where a worker recently jumped off and committed suicide. That was a grim thought as we stood there watching the building progress. I don't think there is enough money in the world to get me to work on a building like that! We could see the workmen were tethered with safety harnesses - even so, it looked very scary. I guess I'm a bit afraid of heights!
|If you squint you can see workers in orange vests next door|
|The Tom Bradley Room|
What a fun time we had up there on the 51st floor! It was a lot of fun to see. And all things considered, I'm sure happy to work in a building much closer to the ground, thank you very much.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!