Downtown LA (2)

I was expecting not to like the civic district, of which Banham is contemptuous, allocating not much more than an appendix to it (‘its relationship to the other parts of the metropolis never carried the sense of moral and municipal hegemony that normally exists between a central city and its satellite suburbs’).   But City Hall is pretty grand, with a version of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus on top:-

I know that brutalism is back in fashion, but I’m note sure I would want to face justice in the court buildings (1972):-

As I walked south after lunch, more grand decay:-


2 thoughts on “Downtown LA (2)

  1. Joan says:

    Really enjoying this series and especially enjoying sharing these LA posts with my teenage daughter. She, like so many other people, is obsessed with the film La La Land which has finally reached the UK (we saw it in preview at the weekend). Hopefully she’ll get there herself one day!

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