Downtown Los Angeles skyscraper and Modern Architecture

HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS
  1930 -1969

Maxfield Tower
Felix Chevrolet
United States Court House
General Electric
Coca-Cola
Pacific Employers Insurance
Bureau of Power & Light
1940
Southern California Gas
William Mead Homes
Hardware Warehouse
1945
Chevrolet Showroom
General Petroleum Parking
Gerry Building
Metropolitan
Mirror Building
Pegasus Lofts
Statler-Hilton Hotel
Von KleinSmid Memorial Hall
1950
ALCOA Sales Office
Glass Skyscraper
Hall of Administration
Health Building
Los Angeles Police Department
SoCal Gas
Jonathan Club Garage
Standard Hotel
1955
Los Angeles Furniture Mart
Mojud Lingerie
Union Oil of California
1956
Heating and Refrigeration Plant
1957
Southern California Gas
Union Bank Annex
United California Bank
1958
Caltrans Annex
Denny's Restaurant
Hall of Records
Los Angeles Superior Court
Memorial Sports Arena
Orthopaedic Hospital
Pennzoil
Signal Oil + Gas
1960
Catholic Welfare Center
Department of Water + Power
Ahmanson Theater
Mark Taper Forum
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Downtown Microwave Tower
1962
California Market Center
Phase I + II Architecture

Cathay Bank
Trade-Tech College
Martin Architects
1963
Adams Plaza
Birnkrant Hall
Holiday Inn Hotel
One Wilshire Tower
Transamerica Skyscraper
Metropolitan Medical Center
1964
Research Center
Federal Building
Harbor Freeway Center
State Mutual
Three Twenty One Building
1965
AT&T Headquarters
Bus Hub
City National Bank
Kajima Tower
Von KleinSmid Center
Honeywell
Union Bank of California
1966
Bunker Hill Tower
Bunker Hill South
Bunker Hill West
Burlington
California Teachers Association
Criminal Justice Center
Hoffman Hall Business Administration
Waite Phillips Hall of Education
1967
Carpenters
Department of Health Services
Pacific Auto Insurance
Parking Structure
1968
Glore Forgan & Staats Investments
Hebrew Union College
1969
Musick Law Building at USC









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Modern architecture
is
the style of the 20th century
and Los Angeles
one of the most
diverse and innovative
cities.
Not only simplification
of form
and elimination
of ornament,
but also social matters
of affordable housing
in a growing city
were crucial.

The money and creativity
of Hollywood
and a mild climate
here pushed every style
a little further
than anywhere else.

The houses of the Case Study
program are still a great
example for the use
of lightweight materials
and a new view
on the interaction
between inside and outside.
The classic
Southern California farm home
was, and still is, subject
to countless remodels
by young designers.

Today abandoned office
buildings and loft warehouses
been converted
to apartments
and studios
not only downtown.
Photovoltaic solar panels
start to show up,
everything goes green
and more energy selfsufficient.