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Watts Towers, Los Angeles

The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park in the Watts community of Los Angeles. The tallest of the towers reaches a height of over 99ft. The towers and walls were designed and built by Sabato Rodia, an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. The work is an example of outsider art and Italian-American naïve art.The Watts Towers are located near the 103rd Street/Watts Towers Los Angeles Metro station of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail Blue Line, and off the I-105 Century Freeway. They were designated a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark in 1990. They are also a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and on the National Register of Historic Places in Los Angeles.
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  • District have been told very often security and risk, but just wanted to see come. Is said to be bad security of downtown Los Angeles is not the ratio. Interest in the tower itself is a well made and feel also recommended is.
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  • Watts Towers was very interesting. However if you’re planning to go it is going to close soon for 3 years. You can look at the from beyond the gate I’m guessing, but not do the tour. The towers were t...  more »
  • Spawned in the burbs of Watts LA, a low income crime area, a creation of towers built by a man who had concrete and rebar for materials. This is an historical site and well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Very interesting experience, but the tour guide said that they would be closed from Jan 1, 2018 until at least 2021. They were made completely by one man in the 20s-50s. You can still see them without a tour, but that made it much better.
  • I absolutely loved visiting Watts Towers. I would definitely recommend paying the small entrance fee to get inside the fence. It includes a great guided tour to help understand the history of this amazing work of art. A great way to spend an hour or so on a Sunday afternoon.
  • These towers are not only amazing to see, but also provide crucial history of Los Angeles! There is also a small museum.. All free!!
  • Those towers are around 90 feets tall. Nothing much to expect. Think twice if you want to make a trip there.
  • Definitely worth seeing if you're within the Compton and Watts Arium very unique it's amazing to see public art by someone who did it all on his own

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