Locations Manager(s): Paul Pav
Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "Ghostbusters":
These scenes were actually shot at A fire station, located in New York, New York. Google Map
See the link to the locations tour for more details.
Dana Barrett's apartment building at 59 Central Park West does actually exist and is at the same address. However this only applies to the bottom half. The top half with the temple rooftop was added on by means of a matt painting (long shots) and a model (medium shots) [Thanks to Adrian Smith]
The firehouse used for exteriors in the both movies (Hook & Ladder 8) is located on N. Moore St. in Manhattan, and is still in operation. They have the plastic sign from Ghostbuters 2 still hanging in the garage bay. [Thanks to Kevin Colden]
The fire station used in "Ghostbusters" was in NYC ony for establishing and second unit work. The Actual fire station used and filmed in Downtown Los Angeles at 225 E 5th St, which was then (and still is to some extent now) a very rough part of town next to Skid Row. [Thanks to Tom]
The "Sedgewick Hotel" was actually the Biltmore in downtown LA, also seen in "Beverly Hills Cop" [Thanks to Tom]
The final confrontation between the Ghostbusters and Zuul was partly filmed on the roof of Bullocks Wilshire department store in the Mid-Wilshire area. [Thanks to Tom]
The front and various interiors of the New York Public Library were actually used for the film. Obvious, yes, but it's cool to visit for more than just reading material! [Thanks to Alexander Brandon]
Tavern on the Green (Restaurant in Central Park was where Rick Moranis was tapping on the windows asking for help when he was being chased. [Thanks to Stuart]
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Locations LinksFollowing is a recommended link:
Ghostbusters Shooting Locations Tour
LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!
Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.
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