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Skytag Vs. City: Some Buildings Grandfathered In for Now

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In the latest round of Skytag vs. the City of LA, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that a federal judge ruled that the city can't take action against supergraphics on at least 18 buildings while the case goes to court. It's just a temporary injunction, but a minor victory for Skytag owner Mike McNeilly, the guy responsible for all those 1969 Statue of Liberty images. (And the minor victory for anyone who doesn't like supergraphics is that McNeilly had requested that roughly 118 building sites be grandfathered in because they had been put up before the December moratorium, but only 18 buildings will be.) And it looks like some signs have come down. That small image at 1438 Gower looks like it was ripped down. Meanwhile, here's how the city attorney reacted to the ruling. Via the paper: "Chief Assistant City Atty. David Michaelson said he hoped to hear from residents who have complained that SkyTag's images went up after the sign moratorium. 'She still only gave Mr. McNeilly relief for 18 out of 118 sites, so he clearly came up with the shorter end of the stick,' Michaelson said. 'But we didn't want him to get any part of the stick.'" After the jump, all the addresses of the 18 buildings.

And the 18 buildings that are allowed to hold supergraphics while the case goes forward:

1. 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
2. 6922 Hollywood Blvd.
3. 1800 N. Highland Ave.
4. 1755 N. Highland Ave.
5. 6255 Sunset Blvd.
6. 6353 Sunset Blvd.
7. 6363 Sunset Blvd.
8. 6380 Wilshire Blvd.
9. 4929 Wilshire Blvd.
10. 10921 Wilshire. Blvd.
11. 5455 Wilshire Blvd.
12. 11175 Santa Monica Blvd.
13. 10203 Santa Monica Blvd.
14. 8555 Beverly Blvd.
15. 700 Flower St.
16. 110 E 9th St.
17. 933 N. La Brea Ave.
18. 1990 Westwood Blvd.
Download the judge's ruling here.

· Judge prohibits city from taking action against supergraphics [LA Times]
· Lady Liberty Showdown: Skytag Wants Its Buildings Protected [Curbed LA]