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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Famous, unique or characteristical buildings in Los Angeles

Has Los Angeles characteristical buildings like Paris (Eiffel Tower) or London (Tower Bridge, Big Ben) or New York (Empire State Building).

Which building is unique for Los Angels and world famous?

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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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Well it's not exactly a building:

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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Griffith Observatory, City Hall, and Library Tower are the architectural foundation of the city.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #4
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Los Angeles City Hall.

Iconic building used in Movies, tv, shows, logos etc.

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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #5
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Graumann's/Mann's Chinese Theater

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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #6
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A modern one is the US Bank Building or Library Tower

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Old July 14th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #7
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what about the Capital Records building in Hollywood... LAX Theme building?
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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #8
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Has Los Angeles characteristical buildings like Paris (Eifel Tower) or London (Tower Bridge, Big Ben) or New York (Empire State Building).

Which building is unique for Los Angels and world famous?

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Los Angeles has plenty of great architecture...but my answer to the first question is no, there isn't any "building" in LA which symbolizes the city the way the Eiffel Tower does Paris, etc. For Los Angeles the world-famous icon is not a building, but as klamedia posted - it's the Hollywood sign. Structurally or artistically speaking the sign is nothing impressive...but the impressions which it evokes symbolize LA for many people.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #9
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i think Disney Hall is slowly taking over as LA's Signature building, although the above mentioned examples are obviously all well know.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #11
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i think Disney Hall is slowly taking over as LA's Signature building, although the above mentioned examples are obviously all well know.
I think the Disney Hall is a splendid building, but (superficially at least) it is very similar to the Gugenheim Bilbao and some other Gehry structures. So I am not sure whether it would instantly say "LA" to the average person.

I don't think too many people are fimiliar with City Hall or Library Tower besides those specifically interested in architecture. The Chinese Theater is much more well known but I wouldn't really call it a masterpiece of architecture...there are a decent number of theaters in LA I hold in much higher regard.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #12
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They show the dwntwn skyline on Entourage and TMZ on a regular basis. And that Library Tower with its rounded top really sticks out. I've also seen it exploited in more than one Will Smith movie. I think that folks are starting to associate that building with LA.
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