1100 Wilshire | Los Angeles Conservancy
Courtesy CBRE Urban Redevelopment Group

1100 Wilshire

Designed by the renowned firm of A. C. Martin Partners, this building on the western edge of downtown Los Angeles never truly served its intended use as office space.

Its unusual design featured a twenty-one-story triangular tower perched atop a sixteen-story parking structure. It sat mostly vacant for years.

Though the building didn’t attract office tenants, its stellar views of the L.A. basin and Pacific Ocean made it a great fit for residential conversion. It reopened in 2007 as 228 luxury condominiums with retail and commercial space on the lower floors.

Don Lee Mutual Broadcast Building
Photo by Devri Richmond

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study

Architecturally self-assured, unmistakably modern, and undeniably Hollywood, upon its completion in 1948 the former Don Lee Mutual Broadcast Building was the then-largest studio built for simultaneous television and radio transmission.
Gas Company Tower
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

Gas Company Tower

The 1991 Gas Company Tower rises in a series of cliff-like setbacks and inverted corners, with an elliptical top of blue glass symbolizing the trademark blue flame of the building’s primary tenant
Photo by Adriene Biondo

Driftwood Dairy

A very rare example of an intact drive-thru dairy, the Driftwood Dairy recently survived a demolition threat and stands as a truly spectacular example of Googie design.