Title supplied by cataloger. Located at 150 N. Los Angeles Street, the Police Administration Building served as the headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Dept. from 1955 to 2009. Designed by Welton Becket in association with J. E. Stanton and landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell, the 7-story, Modernist structure includes a horizontal slab with bands of windows on the long east and west sides, and glazed terra cotta panels on the short north and south sides. Horizontal 2-story wings extend out into the surrounding parking lots, defining an entrance plaza and a visual base for the building. The design of the entrance plaza and gardens was part of the Modern landscape architecture trend to unite indoor and outdoor space. After the sudden death of Police Chief William H. Parker on July 16, 1966, the building was renamed Parker Center.; In 2009, construction of the new LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center was completed replacing the older and outdated jail facility at Parker Center. Much of the landscaping that was part of the original design for Parker Center was removed to make room for the new 172,000 sq. ft. metro jail.; Located on Los Angeles Street between Parker Center and the LAPD Metropolitan Communications Dispatch Center, the "Eye of the Storm" art installation was designed by B. J. Krivanek and Joel Breaux in 2002. The piece represents the human dimension of the 911 system with caller location codes and police incident codes inscribed onto the plaza. The metal poles represent the malevolence of the city while the glass encased shelter in the center represents the connection to emergency operators and community resources. View of the "Eye of the Storm" art installation as seen from the sidewalk on Los Angeles Street, looking east. Parker Center is seen in the background accented with three tall palm trees that cast a decorative shadow on the building's facade.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
Parker Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) Police stations--California--Los Angeles International style (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles Architecture, Modern Urban landscape architecture--California--Los Angeles Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Installations (Art)--California--Los Angeles Public art--California--Los Angeles Palms--California--Los Angeles Shades and shadows--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Heritage Documentation Programs Collection photographs Stanton, J. E Cornell, Ralph D Welton Becket and Associates Photography + Preservation Associates