Hollywood Sign in Transition

A look at the Hollywood sign's transition to "Save the Peak" and back.

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It's started with an S. Activists began covering the iconic 450-foot-long Hollywood sign during an effort to prevent the building of houses there on February 11, 2010.
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The light of a police helicopter illuminates the work.
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The Trust for Public Land draped the sign as it campaigned to raise enough funds to buy Cahuenga Peak and stop developers from purchasing the 138-acre parcel to build mansions around the Hollywood sign.
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Visitors from all over the world visit Hollywood to see the famed "Save the Pood" sign.
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The change came as a surprise to tourists.
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Save The Pood?
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A group of Chicago investors that bought the property from the estate of aircraft titan Howard Hughes in 2002 announced that they plan to subdivide the peak into luxury home sites.
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The land trust has raised about half the $12.5 million needed to buy the peak. They need to raise the rest by April 14.
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The finished product.
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Hikers pass in front of the sign, which remained in an altered state throughout the weekend.
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The transition back to classic Hollywood.
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That's familiar.
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Time for its closeup.
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