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The Capitol Records Building. A Los Angeles Landmark For Over 60 Years

September 15th, 2017 Posted by Architecture, Los Angeles Construction Projects No Comment yet

Vinyl Never Went Out of Style!

Although completely obliterated by aliens or natural disasters in no less than three major Hollywood productions, the Capitol Records Building, located just north of the world famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, has proven to be a well-loved (and wholly unscathed) fixture of the Los Angeles skyline for over 60 years.

Designed by Welton Becket – who also penned the rather mundane department store that wouldWelton Becket architect later become the stunning Petersen Automotive Museum – this 13-story structure opened in 1956 and holds the distinct honor of being the world’s first circular office building. Given Capitol Records standing as one of the most recognizable names in music, such a design philosophy makes sense… The floors are (supposedly) meant to resemble a stack of vinyl records. The coolest feature of the building, however, may be its steeple; it features a red light that continually blinks H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D in morse code… Perhaps that’s what attracted the aliens!

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