We, as Americans, have a fascination with taking a practical thing and expanded it to such a gargantuan size that its actual use or purpose becomes irrelevant. From the biggest boot to the world’s largest hammer these monuments serve no purpose other than to say, “Look how big we made it!” And that is … pretty damn cool. To add to that list of gigantic objects, we now present to you the largest vinyl record in the world. Bad news: It’s Hotel California. Good News: It doesn’t actually play.
The record now sits atop the roof of the Forum in Inglewood, CA, and measures 407 feet in diameter — or maybe it’s more appropriate to simply call it a 4884-inch. It was installed in anticipation of the six Eagles shows to mark the re-opening of the Forum since its purchase and renovation by the Madison Square Garden Company. The record took 10 days and roughly 75 workers to construct, and it actually rotates. Watch the pretty ridiculous video promotional video below and pray this isn’t the beginning of a really strange Kaiju-film.