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City Hall, Los Angeles

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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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  • The old City Hall was featured in many movies and TV series. The main hall and the observation tower is open for public every working day. To get to the top, visitors need to change the elevators 3 ti...  more »
  • 我們來這裡參加2017年跨年之夜 範圍很大 分成很多園區 而且有很熱鬧的音樂以及螢光棒發送 12點整還有煙火綻放 是個不需要花任何費用又很有氛圍的的場所 只是進入之前有安檢 有時候連自拍棒都不行使用 周圍停車場大概就快美金而已 不限時間喔 
  • This old TV show fixture is a worthy stop for an LA visit. Main reason, you get to see how strange the city is layed out and also get to peg a few stops. You can see the Hollywood sign, Chavez Ravine,...  more »
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  • Talk about zero help and customer no service. Between homeless pissing on the streets, broken meters which they will ticket you for anyway. This is a city without service and high taxes. Avoid at all costs thanks for nothing but scandals Eric Garcetti.
  • As far as City Halls go, this one gets top marks? Why? Well, because it's completely open that's why! With just an ID and a smile you can get yourself up to the observation deck on the 27th floor, and catch some truly amazing photos of Los Angeles just like I did.
  • Beautiful building. Visitor entrance is on Main Street. It takes 3 elevator trips, but the view from the 27th floor is incredible.
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  • Amazing big pointy in LA downtown,historic building appeared in countless tv shows & movies,do you remember Adventures of superman from1950, that's was one of the most famous classic movie with City Hall Building images.who watched old superman movies get emotion passing by this beautiful building L.A. City Hall.