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.
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.
The Sony Pictures Studios are located on 10202 West Washington Boulevard in Culver City, California. They are home to Sony Corporation’s Sony Pictures Entertainment division and its studios, Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures.
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