Equitable Plaza | Los Angeles Conservancy
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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 Lynne Tucker

Sunkist Headquarters

This symphony in concrete is a strong presence in the San Fernando Valley, its inverted shape bringing an airy quality to a Brutalist form.
Arturo's Mexican Restaurant
Photo by Lisa Gruber

Arturo's Mexican Restaurant

Looking more like a Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam house than a restaurant, Arturo's is like eating Mexican food in a Case Study House.