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Postmodern

Loyola Law School
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Loyola Law School

Little known at the time and having never designed a campus, Frank Gehry drew on classical settings like the Roman Forum to visually evoke the history and weight of the legal profession.
Photo by Michael Locke

Museum of Contemporary Art

With only four of its seven floors above street level, its sunken, red sandstone-clad design is a welcome contrast to the extreme heights of the Bunker Hill glass-and-steel high rise towers.
Pacific Street Townhouses
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Pacific Street Townhouses

A Postmodern/High-Tech complex that resembles, at first glance, a piece of massive yellow-and-white machine equipment at a temporary halt.
Photo by Michael Locke

Pasadena Police Department

For the Police Department, located directly across from City Hall, Stern was told to create something that expressed the formidable quality of law while also inviting people into the building.
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Psychoanalytic Building

Designed by Charles Moore with partner William Turnbull, this two-story office building was completed in 1971 expressly for use by psychologists and psychiatrists.
The Tower
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The Tower

Completed in 1988, the 23-story The Tower squeezes between the other high-rises around it and distinguishes itself with blue-green mullions, dark gray glass windows, and flared upper decorative elements.
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The Westin Pasadena

This Postmodern interpretation of Pasadena’s beloved Beaux Arts and Mediterranean architectural traditions visually and thematically frames City Hall in the context of the city's ongoing development.

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