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Long Beach Arena
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1962
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The complex was begun in 1962. On July 9, 1992, Planet Ocean, one of Wyland's Whaling Walls murals, was dedicated. It extends along the exterior wall of the drum-shaped arena. The mural covers 116,000 square feet and depicts migratory gray whales and other aquatic life that are found in the waters off Long Beach. In celebration of Earth Day in 2009, Wyland touched up the existing Whaling Wall and added a large mural of the earth on the roof of the arena.
Panoramic view of the ongoing construction of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center at 300 East Ocean Boulevard. It is being built on the site of the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium which is still standing, center, next to the circular Long Beach Arena, the first building completed for the complex. The Breakers Hotel is left of the auditorium. The old Rainbow Pier separates the complex from the Pacific Ocean.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Long Beach-Views, Panoramic
Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, Calif.)
Municipal Auditorium (Long Beach, Calif.)
Breakers Hotel (Long Beach, Calif.)
Arenas--California--Long Beach
Sports facilities--California--Long Beach
Hotels--California--Long Beach
Shorelines--California--Long Beach
Auditoriums--California--Long Beach
Convention facilities--California--Long Beach
Building construction--California--Long Beach
Real estate development--California--Long Beach
Long Beach (Calif.)
Pacific Ocean

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