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Equitable Plaza

The thirty-four-story Equitable tower was the twenty-fifth major building along the boulevard designed by Becket's firm. It was finished in 1969, the year of Becket's death. 

The tower takes up an entire block that holds special significance in the lore of Wilshire Boulevard. 

The site encompasses the original address of the Brown Derby cafe, and also was the location of the Chapman Park Hotel. The hotel served as the Olympic village for women athletes competing in the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Photo by Tony Hoffarth on Flickr

Chips

With its exaggerated rooflines, tall windows, and eye-catching signage, this quintessential Googie coffee shop, in continuous operation since its opening, was designed by Taliesin-trained Harry Harrison.