Ian Pike noon, Dec. 8
On Monday I was scouting locations for a magazine shoot and ended up on top of some of the highest rooftops in San Diego. Wow! What a trip!
The building engineers at Bayside and Grande North were kind enough to escort me to the rooftops of their condo towers. They are two very impressive buildings that afford magnificent views of the harbor and greater San Diego.
Although it was hazy, I was very taken by the views. Few people get to the parts of these buildings that I was given a tour of. They are like giant land-locked ships with massive ventilation, plumbing, and electricity rooms. I got to see the rooms that light up on top of the Grande at night and was surprised how few bulbs it took to create such a widely visible display of light. Apparently, each building has a reservoir of 200,000 gallons of water beneath it that is used in case of fire.
I have to admit that once or twice I felt a little nervous, especially on the top of the Grande North. My 7th Floor condo in a nearby building looked a long, long, way beneath me!