An abandoned Los Angeles building worth a billion of dollars has been plastered with graffiti by vandals.
The graffiti artists have covered 27 floors of Oceanwide Plaza, a deserted three-building project owned by Oceanwide Holdings, with colorful tags.
Footage has emerged of a person on the balcony of one of the buildings allegedly working on the artwork just before midnight on January 30.
The $1 billion mixed-use retail and luxury apartments project was left incomplete in January 2019 after its Beijing-based developer lacked the funds to complete it.
It remains unclear how the vandals were able to gain access to the building’s exteriors without alerting authorities and whether any suspects have been identified.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department for a comment.
Daron Burgundy, a witness told KTLA that the maestros had been covering building with spray paint for the last three nights.
‘Last night I heard that people have been coming from out of state to paint here.
‘LAPD mentioned that there might be an Instagram post floating around and apparently it was inviting people to come. It’s been wild to watch. It’s kind of interesting. It’s not so luxury around here anymore.’
The Los Angeles Police Department said last night in a tweet that it has teamed up with the district representatives to develop a plan to secure the property and remove the graffiti.
‘Today, Central Division personnel met with the property management and CD 14 representatives to collaborate on better securing the property and adding additional security measures.
‘The measures will be implemented immediately and the graffiti will be removed.’
The Oceanview Plaza boasted twin 40-story buildings that could house 340 luxury condominiums and include private screening rooms, a dog washing facility and many other amenities on the property, at the time of building.
The building is right across the street from Crypto.com Arena and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The Crypto.com Arena is home to the Lakers and will be hosting this year’s Grammys on February 4.