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City Hall
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Hankey, Roy
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1981
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Los Angeles City hall is a Goodhue-esque structure with classical detailing at the base (Greek freize main entrance and Romanesque arcades) and a campanile-like tower influenced by Ziggurat construction. The concrete that the tower is made of was formed from sand taken from each of California's 50 counties and water from each of its 21 missions. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles, by law, until the 1950s. For decades, no building in Los Angeles was allowed to exceed the height of City Hall, until 1957. it remained the tallest building in California from 1928-1964, at 28 stories tall (450 feet). It was built from 1926-28, and first dedicated on April 27th of the same year. Associated architects were Austin, Parkinson, Parkinson and Martin.
Looking east towards the Spring Street side of City Hall during a full moon.
1 slide : color ; 5x5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Roy Hankey Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Office buildings
Civic centers
City halls
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Flags--United States
Public buildings
Exterior lighting
Spring Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Night photographs
Albert C. Martin and Associates
Welton Becket and Associates
Austin, John C. W.--(John Corneby Wilson),--1870-1963
Parkinson, Donald B.--(Donald Berthold),--1895-1945
Parkinson, John,--1861-1935
Martin, Albert C.,--1879-1960
Neutra, Richard Joseph,--1892-1970
Time Period
Hankey, Roy.

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