Downtown Los Angeles modern architecture and skyscrapers

MODERN SKYSCRAPER
  1970 -1984

800 Wilshire
AON Skyscraper
Service + Parking Garage
Traffic Court
1971
Dai-ichi Kangyo Bank
MCI Center
1972
California Bar
City National Bank
Convention Center
French Hospital
Northwestern Mutual Life
Macy's Plaza
Los Angeles Mall
Sheraton Hotel
Pacific Financial Center
Paul Hastings Tower
Los Angeles Times West
Executive Parking
World Trade Center
1973
City Hall East
Good Sam Hospital
La Curacao
LATTC
1974
Bank of America
New Otani Hotel
Radisson Hotel
Shopping Gallery
Westin Downtown Hotel
1975
California Teachers Association
Claude Hudson CHC
Japanese Union Church
Little Tokyo Towers
Union Ferraro Tower
1977
Credit Union Plaza
Piper Tec Complex
Public Works Facilities
Western Federal
1978
911 Wilshire
California Mart
JACCC
Promenade Plaza Apartments
Weller Court
1979
Citi Group
Computer Center
Geffen Contemporary Art Museum
The Park
Salvatori Hall
1980
Angelus Plaza
Modern Skyline Condos
Wilshire-Grand
Loyola Law School       ↓
Fritz B. Burns Academic Center
Cassasa Building
Donovan Hall
Founders Hall
Merrifield Hall
Parking Structure
Chapel of the Advocate
1981
Bullock's Headquarters
California Aerospace Museum
Figueroa Tower
Jewelry Center
Manulife Plaza
Marriott Hotel
Mellon First Business Bank
1982
California First Bank
Manufacturer Bank
MOCA Museum
Museum Tower
Pardee Coed Hall
Seeley G. Mudd Tower
1983
1055 Wilshire
Cathay Manor
Figueroa Plaza
International Tower
KPMG Office Tower
Promenade Towers Apartments
Modern Villas
Wells Fargo
Downtown YMCA
1984
1000 Wilshire
Beaudry Center
Federal Reserve
Yaohan Department Store









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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.

Steep hillsides
inspired the architects
to create structures
with spectacular views,
and corrugated steel facades
to make them more fire resistant.

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.