VIRTUAL CITY WALKS: INTERNATIONAL EDITION
Los Angeles: Vintage Cool
Pink hotels and swimming pools. Convertibles and Googie diners. Palm trees and endless freeways. Citrus and celebrities. But Los Angeles’s urban fabric is much richer and more varied than the stereotypes. Throughout its history, LA has encouraged architectural innovation, creative design, and lavish development, creating stunning—if polarizing—results. Discover a different side of Tinseltown on this virtual tour led by Los Angeles Conservancy staff members Sana Ahmed, Alex Inshishian, and Bruce Scottow. We’ll explore some rebellious icons, including: the Pacific Design Center (Cesar Pelli and Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1975, 1988, 2011); Los Angeles Theatre (S. Charles Lee, S. Tilden Norton, 1931); Bradbury Building (Sumner P. Hunt and George H. Wyman, 1893); and the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites (John Portman & Associates, 1976). Tour hosted by LA Conservancy staff members Sana Ahmed, Alex Inshishian, and Bruce Scottow.
Photo by Berger Conser Photography