*Motor Trend* November 1990

This advertisement is from Motor Trend magazine - November 1990.

Additional Information: Yes, I am a fan of round and cylindrical buildings. I would like to see this grouping. I am sorry, I am new to this site and I did not know that I had to explain why I was interested in knowing where these where. I will keep that in mind next time. I thought it looked Texas-y. It sounds that it may be in Detroit and that is unfortunate :( I would never travel to there.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has nothing to do with travel.
    – Giorgio
    Sep 28, 2016 at 23:04
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    @Dorothy Similar questions have been allowed previously. Could you please explain why you think this question is very different from the other and should not be allowed? Sep 28, 2016 at 23:43
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    @SaaruLindestøkke if one had to guess, this is ad agency alteration of a cityscape (probably the Detroit Renaissance Center; Detroit is the hq of Ford).
    – Giorgio
    Sep 29, 2016 at 0:10
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    @SaaruLindestøkke It's unclear why OP would find the buildings in the background an appealing travel-destination. Perhaps OP could have saved this question by saying: "These buildings are so beautiful, I want to travel there to see them with my own eyes." Jeg vet det er litt ukonsistent.
    – Fiksdal
    Sep 29, 2016 at 2:11
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    @Dorothy this is a photo from a game: travel.stackexchange.com/q/20465/2708 and not a travel photo either. I don't see the difference between: I saw a place in a game, where is it? / I saw this place on my desktop wallpaper, where is it? / I saw this place in an ad, where is it? Besides, you gave some nice pointers in your comments which together could've formed an answer. Sep 29, 2016 at 9:00

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The city is Los Angeles. The building is presently the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the largest hotel in the city, at 404 South Figueroa Street. It was designed by John C. Portman, Jr. and built around 1975.

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

Image above courtesy Google Maps and many more images here.

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