The unique Romansque structure of Fine Arts Building is one of downtown's finer architectural achievements. It was ... More
Fine Arts Building
The unique Romansque structure of Fine Arts Building is one of downtown's finer architectural achievements. It was originally built to accommodate artists' studios with a central exhibition hall. Today, some of the building's most impressive features have been restored by Brenda Levin & Associates, including the lobby and the Romanesque, arched facade. The lobby is particularly astounding, complete with gargoyles, murals, a fountain and a towering tiled ceiling. Although the building is not currently open for tours, it's worth a visit nonetheless simply to view the exterior and the lobby.
These twin knife edged towers form one of the downtown landmarks close to the Bank of America building. The towers
are made of polished brown granite and have tinted glass windows. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed these towers in ...
The Observatory is the highlight of Griffith J. Griffith's contribution to Los Angeles. The construction of this art deco observatory
was completed in the early 1930s and has since undergone a major renovation which has enameled it as one ...
The oldest religious structure in Los Angeles, this 1822 building is also known as the Church of Our Lady the
Queen of the Angels. Originally built as a simple adobe by Franciscan Padres with the labor of local Native ...