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Two unidentified people chat along Grand Avenue, near the steps of the Watercourt Performance Plaza at California Plaza, as the afternoon sun casts their shadows, as well as that of a barren tree, on the sidewalk. In this photo, several high-rise buildings can be seen in the background, the most prominent is the PacBell Tower. John B. and Donald D. Parkinson built the 448-foot, 17-floor PacBell Tower in 1961, it was known as Pacific Telephone Microwave Tower then. The top of the building is a microwave tower that was used from 1961-1963. Today, it serves 1.3 million phone lines in the 213 area code for foreign long distance calls. PacBell Tower is located at 420 S. Grand and the Watercourt Performance Plaza is located at 350 S. Grand Avenue. Photograph dated March 2000.
1 photographic print :b&w ;31 x 21 cm. on sheet 36 x 28 cm. Photographic prints
00066936 Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection; GPC_b2_f3_i62; A-011-704 4x5 CARL0000070513 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3995
Watercourt Performance Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.) California Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.) PacBell Tower (Los Angeles, Calif.) Central business districts--California--Los Angeles Shades and shadows--California--Los Angeles Trees in cities--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles) Office buildings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles) Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.) Grand Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs