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Harbor Freeway the downtown Los Angeles skyline
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Musgrove, Dean
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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First photograph caption dated November 26, 1982 reads, "Don't recognize it? It's the Harbor Freeway during what's usually morning rush hour, on Thanksgiving." The second photograph caption dated February 16, 1986 reads, "Designers of today's glass-box buildings, like these above in downtown Los Angeles instead of following the poetic, simple style set by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, are a weak imitation of his style. Their designers failed to understand the rational, simple purity of Mies' invention."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Skyscrapers--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California, Southern
Interstate 110
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Cityscape photographs
Time Period

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