Rolling Through The '70s | Los Angeles Conservancy
Flynt Publications and Roxbury Plaza photos by Larry Underhill; Century City Medical Center, Century Plaza Towers, and Pacific Design Center photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Rolling Through The '70s

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Hop aboard an air-conditioned motor coach and explore glass-skinned towers, fortress-like museums, and revolutionary designs on this bus tour of 1970s architecture!

The 1970s were a time of architectural experimentation in Los Angeles, a city that served as an incubator for the next wave of cutting-edge architects. In West L.A. and Beverly Hills, structures that embody the spirit and the style of the '70s  can be found hiding in plain sight. Their stories tell the saga of a decade—of the new building materials, a stagnant economy necessitated of technological advances in design and computer-driven curves, and the biggest names in L.A. architecture: César Pelli, Anthony Lumsden, William Pereira, Craig Ellwood, and more. 

Learn about all that the '70s has to offer from Conservancy docents both on the bus and off. Tourgoers will have the opportunity to stop at select sites to see buildings up close, including the Pacific Design Center and the  George C. Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits), among others.

Don't miss the chance to learn more about L.A.'s newest historic gems!



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Flynt Publications
Photo by Larry Underhill

Flynt Publications

One of the first buildings to champion the use of computer-aided design (CAD), the Great Western Savings building also maximized floor space with its eye-catching oval shape.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Century City Medical Plaza

Architectually elegant, economical and eco-friendly decades before it was in vogue, the Century City Medical Plaza would serve as a benchmark for corporate architecture for years after its completion.
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Century Plaza Towers

Yamasaki's design for the Corporate International-style towers reflects his belief that buildings should use the smallest possible amount of materials to attain the greatest possible stability, function, and aesthetic appeal.