Apr 10, 2014

Barricaded doors, crossed-out windows

The façade is still mostly boarded up but the I-beams have been cleaned up and look great. Secured doors and windows all over the second and third floors. How do the pigeons get in? When will they leave?

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Apr 9, 2014

Half stories

Remember the 7-1/2th floor in Being John Malkovich? There are no such spots in the Psychic Temple and here’s proof. Above, the second and third floor. First and second floor, above. Basement and first floor, below. Guess all the weirdness will have to happen on the regular floors…

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Apr 1, 2014

Pacific Standard 2 release party

If Huntington Beach is Surf City U.S.A., Long Beach is Skateboard City. It has the highest per capita number of skate parks in the U.S.A. and hosts the Agenda trade show where skate brands display their goods and non-skate brands look for street cred. And on any given weekend, there’s a photo show, concert, or [...]

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Mar 26, 2014


Since all of the structural work is finished and efforts are being concentrated on the façade and exteriors, the floors are about as wide open as you’ll ever see them. The view from the stairs going up to the second floor. The second floor isn’t really this dark. Stairs to the third floor. (No, the [...]

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Mar 26, 2014

New Faces (Welcome, jeffstaple!)

The scaffolding and tarp were removed from the Psychic Temple yesterday, revealing a brand-new face. Actually, the main entrance comprises bricks that were salvaged from the original structure and cleaned up. Next up is resurfacing and painting the old steel beams and installing glass to the first floor. And this morning,  the top floor hosted [...]

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Mar 21, 2014

Surfaces, sounds

Stopped by the Psychic Temple today and the canvas still covers its façade–but not for long. The plaster is being surfaced by the entrances. The ledges have already been plastered. The bricks are freshly sand-blasted and water sealed. Detail work continues and the sconces go up next week. Meanwhile, a Makita sound system propels the [...]

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Mar 13, 2014

The Replacements

Shiny new windows have been fitted into the old sills of the Psychic Temple. Crystal-clear views from the second and third floors. Although the front windows will be revealed next week, one corner of the refreshed façade is already being exposed. Look for the curtain to fall soon!

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Mar 7, 2014

The first door, the first floor

The freshly plastered main entry now hints at what the plans have in store for the Psychic Temple’s facade. But behind the arch, the ground floor is the least realized story of the building. And also the most photogenic.

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Feb 26, 2014

Doors, windows

The main entry is starting to look official and more windows are going up at the Psychic Temple. More window framing on the second floor. Third floor, same as before. Our apologies to the pigeons and pigeon lovers out there.  

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