Blogdowntown has solved the mystery of what building was used by ABC's "Downfall," that game show in which both people and things were supposed to be sent flying off the roof of a 10-story building. First the Ritz was advertised and then a smaller building was announced, and now the winner is a building in the American Apparel compound near Seventh and Alameda streets. Via the blog, which has a pic of the looming conveyor belt: "On the show, contestants must answer questions before fake prizes or even a family member is sent off the terminal building rooftop via "the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV." If we're not mistaken, this building is owned by in-Chapter-11 developer Meruelo Maddux.
· ABC's Downfall Gives Downtown a Light Show [Blogdowntown]
· ABC Plans to Throw a Bunch of Shit Off the Roof of a Mysterious LA Skyscraper [Curbed LA]
· ABC Now Plans to Throw Shit--And People--Off Much Smaller Building [Curbed LA]