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City Hall, Los Angeles

Categories: Civic Centers, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Los Angeles City Hall, completed 1928, is the center of the government of the city of Los Angeles, California, and houses the mayor's office and the meeting chambers and offices of the Los Angeles City Council. It is located in the Civic Center district of downtown Los Angeles in the city block bounded by Main, Temple, First, and Spring streets.HistoryThe building was designed by John Parkinson, John C. Austin, and Albert C. Martin, Sr., and was completed in 1928. Dedication ceremonies were held on April 26, 1928. It has 32 floors and, at 454ft high, is the tallest base-isolated structure in the world, having undergone a seismic retrofit from 1998 to 2001 so that the building will sustain minimal damage and remain functional after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The concrete in its tower was made with sand from each of California's 58 counties and water from its 21 historical missions. City Hall's distinctive tower was based on the shape of the Mausoleum of Mausolus, and shows the influence of the Los Angeles Public Library, completed soon before the structure was started. An image of City Hall has been on Los Angeles Police Department badges since 1940.
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  • I really liked the front building has a park that you can chill, appreciate the building and take beautiful pictures. For reasons of time, I was not the viewpoint but I recommend it as a nice walk in the center of los angeles.
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  • This building is the Town Hall of the city of the Angeles, possesses an Observatory from where can enjoy of them views panoramic of the city. We do not climb and decided to stroll the Downton that turned out to us a little more interesting. What amused us is that they explained to us that it is the building that was used in the first film of King Kong! Stroll through the Park, take a coffee at Starbucks and then we went to see the Walt Disney Auditorium.
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  • Free observatory deck that offers an excellent view of the city! A hidden gem of the city, LA City Hall actually offers a great skyview of the city in all directions that goes as far out as Catalina I...  read more »
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  • You can use the main entrance to get in that go all the way at the top - no many people know that so there is almost noone.... And it is for free!
  • The 27th floor observation deck takes your breath away! No words or photos can do it justice.
  • Looks amazing, and it's complimentary. The podium and balconies in the upper floor were the best.
  • Friday is best. Less city employees working
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