In Hollywood, California, visible from Highway 101, is the Hollywood Tower apartments on Franklin Avenue. A plaque by the front door states: "HOLLYWOOD TOWER. 1929. SOPHISTICATED LIVING FOR FILM LUMINARIES DURING THE "GOLDEN AGE" OF HOLLYWOOD. PLACED ON THE REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR."
Was this building the inspiration for the original Tower of Terror and all subsequent clones? The sign at the top of the building looks very similar.