Category Archives: Burbank Sign

Code Enforcement enters the fray and the results look great!

Special thanks to the Code Enforcement (Department of Planning and Development for Santa Clara County)

While we took a shot as shown at getting the graffiti cleaned at least from the Marquees in June – Code enforcement took a larger approach and it looks much better!  They had an amazing group of workers who quickly made short work of the various defacement’s on the building!

Also special thanks to Supervisor Ken Yeager’s office (District 4) and the Santa Clara County Sheriffs both of whom helped make this happen!

July 2015
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June 2015
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Here’s a shot showing the West Side of the building – it hasn’t looked this good in years! Code Enforcement even cleaned the Burbank Sign! Great work!
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Burbank Tower Sign crawlspace shows water leakage for a long time

On our continuing investigation of the state of the Upper Roof – as mentioned in update from 12/12/14 – we found lots of water gathering on top of a sub-ceiling above a Storage room also located under the Burbank Tower Sign.

Someone created a way to get under the Burbank Tower Sign

Someone created a way to get under the Burbank Tower Sign

Now this is what we found when looking around.  First as shown – someone has certainly been here before, the crawlspace above the Storage room is missing several pieces of wood, where someone created an access point to get under the Burbank Tower Sign in effect creating a crawlspace under the sign.  At least whoever did it – appears to have used some new 2×4’s to reinforce the area, perhaps done as part of the 2005 building permits when the upstairs was renovated.

Also as shown – there is a lot of long term water leak evidence everywhere, and the dark areas are fresh water happening now ( early December 2014 ).

So here is a view nearly no one has ever seen – this is the actual underside – crawlspace area directly below the Burbank Tower Sign.  Dry rot and termite damage looks rather complete, we did not dare climb into this area.

Crawlspace under Burbank Tower Sign (click for super large image)

Crawlspace under Burbank Tower Sign (click for super large image)

This entire section is “inside and under” the Burbank Tower Sign – for water to be running down the left hand cement – shows that water is likely pooling inside the Tower sign.

In this zoom shot of the left hand side you can see a constant flow of water running down the cement walls.

water flowing down inside walls of Burbank Tower Sign crawlspace.

Water flowing down inside walls of Burbank Tower Sign crawlspace. (click for super large image)

For completing our review here – it’s also hard to miss the huge structural crack above, where obviously water had leaked for a long time in the past.  But thankfully it’s not leaking right now!

Structural Damage below Burbank Tower Sign (click for super large image)

Structural Damage below Burbank Tower Sign (click for super large image)

Time for a 2nd call to get a general contractor in to inspect.

Burbank Theater Sign

UPDATE – July 2015:
Code Enforcement (Santa Clara County) stepped in as the owner still did nothing.
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September 2014.
With our project to save this Theater we hope to see this looking much better soon!!.

Burbank Theater sign, in disrepair and with fresh Graffiti facing S. Bascom Ave main Entrance Side - Sept 2014

Burbank Theater sign, in disrepair and with fresh Graffiti facing S. Bascom Ave main Entrance Side – Sept 2014

This shot, is an attempt to see what the sign looks like without graffiti rather hard to do right now.

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Burbank Theater sign, in disrepair with something looking like it’s about to fall from the top – Sept 2014

Here’s the view from the Parkmoor or the Highway 280 side, still a sad sight.

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Burbank Theater sign, in disrepair the view from Highway 280 or Parkmoor – Sept 2014