This establishing shot was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 20 (of season two) - "The O.C. Confidential"

This is the downtown L.A. skyline. That big white tower near the center of the photo is the tallest
building west of the Mississippi, the U.S. Bank Tower (formerly known as the Library Tower and the
First Interstate Tower), at 633 W 5th St. (between Hope St. & Grand Ave.), in downtown Los Angeles.

We are looking northwest. In the (upper right) background, you can see
the Hollywood Sign (atop Mount Lee) in the distance.


Important:  These "establishing shots" of Orange County are not locations where The O.C. is actually filmed.
The O.C. is not really filmed in Orange County - it is filmed in Los Angeles County. These "establishing shots"
are brief aerial snapshots of actual Orange County locations, which the producers drop into the show to add color and
to help create the illusion that we are seeing the real Orange County. I have included this list of their "establishing shots"
to supplement the main list of actual filming locations. You can tell the difference by color: the actual filming location
pages are gold, while the "establishing shot" pages are blue.

To see a list of the L.A. locations where The O.C. is actually filmed,
click on the OC Filming Locations logo below.

By Episode - By Category - By Geographical Location - Clickable Map of All O.C. Locations - Establishing Shots 

THE O.C. screenshots from the show and all related characters & elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All other photos & text are copyright 2006 © Gary J. Wayne and may not be used without written permission.

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