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Los Angeles was a major city in the state of California.

History[]

By 2019, the city grew into a booming metropolis heavily concentrated with structures and skyscrapers, so much so that often natural sunlight was barely visible. The city became highly overcrowded and polluted and was massive in size by this time[1] and remained as such by 2049.[2] Many of the city's buildings were in states of disrepair and decline, one example of such being the Bradbury Apartments.[1]

Government[]

Maurice Kolvig served as the governor of Los Angeles until his death in November 2019.[3] By 2029, Chen was the city's mayor until her death.[4] A group of lawmakers was employed by 2036.[5]

Law enforcement[]

The city's chief law enforcement organization was the Los Angeles Police Department, which notably employed a Blade Runner unit.[1]

Map[]

The following map was displayed on Ray McCoy's spinner screen during his November 2019 investigations.[3] {

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           "name": "General",
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           "popup": {
               "title": "Hysteria Hall",
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               "title": "Nightclub Row",
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                   "url": "Nightclub Row",
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       },
       {
           "categoryId": "1",
           "position": [
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           "popup": {
               "title": "Tyrell Building",
               "description": "",
               "link": {
                   "url": "Tyrell Corporation",
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       },
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               "title": "DNA Row",
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           "id": "4"
       },
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           },
           "id": "5"
       },
       {
           "categoryId": "1",
           "position": [
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           "popup": {
               "title": "Chinatown",
               "description": "",
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                   "url": "Chinatown",
                   "label": "Chinatown"
               }
           },
           "id": "6"
       },
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           "popup": {
               "title": "Runciter's Animals",
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               "link": {
                   "url": "Runciter's (Live) Animals",
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           },
           "id": "7"
       },
       {
           "categoryId": "1",
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           "popup": {
               "title": "Animoid Row",
               "description": "",
               "link": {
                   "url": "Animoid Row",
                   "label": "Animoid Row"
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           },
           "id": "8"
       },
       {
           "categoryId": "1",
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               312.5
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           "popup": {
               "title": "Police Station",
               "description": "",
               "link": {
                   "url": "Los Angeles Police Department",
                   "label": "Los Angeles Police Department"
               }
           },
           "id": "9"
       },
       {
           "categoryId": "1",
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           "popup": {
               "title": "McCoy's Apartment",
               "description": "",
               "link": {
                   "url": "Ray McCoy",
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       }
   ]

}

Behind the scenes[]

Los Angeles initially appears in Blade Runner. The novel it is adapted from, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, instead takes place in San Francisco. While the novel portrays San Francisco as mostly deserted, the film portrays Los Angeles as overpopulated. The film's original theatrical trailer states the city's population to be 106,000,000.

A draft of Blade Runner's script, dated July 24, 1980, places the film in the fictional San Angeles.

References[]

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