This is a set from the recent Tom Cruise / Steven Spielberg movie "War of the Worlds" at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The tube shaped object in the center of the screen is the front section of an actual commercial jetliner. The plane was brought in, and then the neighborhood was built around it in order to simulate a plane crash.
Nicknamed “Hotel of the Stars”, this Sheraton is popular with celebrities, creative types doing business with the film and TV industry, and leisure travelers who appreciate being close to Universal Studios attractions.
Once known as the 'British Hollywood', Elstree and Borehamwood has played a significant role in the history of film making and television production. The original "Star Wars" trilogy was famously shot here, and one of the sound stages has been renamed "The George Lucas Stage". At the BBC Elstree studios are the sets for "Eastenders".
From this point going west, you find the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard. Embedded with more than 2,000 celebrity-names as a tribute to performers and others within show business. Created in 1958 to give Hollywood a face-lift. In 1978, the City of Los Angeles designated the Walk of Fame as a Cultural/Historic Landmark.