3 Centuries of Downtown Architecture: Late 19th, 20th and early 21st Century
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 10:30 AM
Pershing Square, Los Angeles
3 Centuries of Downtown Architecture: Late 19th, 20th and early 21st Century

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Sunday, October 13, 2013, 10:30 AM
Where: Meet in Pershing Square at the foot of the purple tower
Price: $30 AIA Members; $40 Non Members
2 Learning Units

Downtown Los Angeles is much more than the hustle and bustle of the Historic Core, or the bright lights of LA Live. Downtown also holds the key to the beginnings of the City of Los Angeles.  

Join AIA|LA in exploring "Three Centuries of Downtown Architecture."

Partnering with Ward Thompson, AIA, RIBA of Entasis Architectural Tours, let us take you through the history of 19th century Pershing Square, the Bradbury Building and St. Vibiana's, now deconsecrated, and into 20th Century icons such as the Biltmore Hotel, the Title Guarantee Building, the Gas Company Tower and the US Bank Tower. The final phase of the tour will focus on notable designs of the 21st century: the CalTrans Headquarters, Grand Park and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  The tour will end outside The Broad, currently under construction, by Diller Scofidio Renfro.  Kevin Rice from DSR will discuss design and construction background and update us on the completion status.

This will be a grand tour that will give any Los Angeles architecture aficionado a look at real Los Angeles history. Don't miss out!  

Note: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for a 100’ vertical rise through Grand Park, which is fully accessible.