Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Greetings from the Los Angeles Civic Center

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

From left to right
  1. State Office Building (completed in 1931, damaged in 1971 San Fernando Valley earthquake, declared unsafe in May 1973, torn down in 1976)
  2. Hall of Records and Court House (constructed 1910-12, razed in 1973)
  3. Los Angeles City Hall (iconic building completed in 1928, featured on all official L.A. documents)
  4. Hall of Justice (completed in 1925; oldest surviving government building in L.A. Civic Center)
  5. United States Court House (completed in 1940)

Related link
Last month, the Los Angeles City Council approved a new Civic Center Master Plan which envisions upwards of 2.2 million square feet of government offices and private development on the blocks surrounding City Hall. IBI Group, the architecture and engineering firm behind the plan, has generated a glossy new rendering that portrays a full buildout of the new Civic Center in 2032. 
The plan is described as an axis scheme in which City Hall serves as the point of origin for new pedestrian corridors radiating outwards towards Little Tokyo, Chinatown, the Arts District and other adjacent communities. To facilitate this vision, a number of existing Civic Center landmarks would be redeveloped.

Other greetings:
Southern California palm-lined street.  (5/29/2017)
Downtown Los Angeles.   (5/24/2017)
Giant Springs, Great Falls, Montana.  (5/23/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/22/2017)
Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.  (5/21/2017)
Brown Derby, Hollywood.  (5/20/2017)
Southern California.  (5/20/2017)
Mojave Desert (Joshua trees).  (5/20/2017)
Rose Hill Motel in Mena, Arkansas.  (5/20/2017)
Will Rogers Ranch.  (5/20/2017)
Grauman's Chinese Theater.  (5/18/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/18/2017)
Barstow, California.  (5/17/2017)
California.  (5/14/2017)
Parklabrea Towers, L.A.  (5/14/2017)
La Jolla Children's Pool.  (5/13/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/11/2017)
Laguna Beach, California.  (5/10/2017)
California.  (5/9/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/9/2017)
California.  (5/8/2017)
Pomona College, Claremont, California.  (5/7/2017)
La Jolla, California.  (5/6/2017)
Hope, Arkansas.  (5/4/2017)
Bakersfield, California.  (5/3/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (5/1/2017)
California.  (4/28/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (4/19/2017)
Superstition Mountain, Arizona.  (4/15/2017)
Tucson, Arizona.  (4/12/2017)
Phoenix, Arizona.  (4/8/2017)
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah.  (4/8/2017)
Dothan, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Mobile, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Anniston, Alabama.  (3/29/2017)

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