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Architecture of California

16 September 2009

1933 – Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California

Architect: John C. Austin Design developed by architect John C. Austin based on preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter.

16 September 2009

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Architect: Irving Morrow The Golden Gate Bridge had the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937 and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and...

16 September 2009

1963 – Salk Institute, La Jolla, California

Architects: Louis Kahn The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent, non-profit, scientific research laboratory located in La Jolla part of San Diego. It was founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the...

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1964 – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Welton Becket The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation). The Music...

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1972 – Transamerica Building, San Francisco, California

Architects: William L. Pereira & Associates The Transamerica Pyramid is located in the heart of the Montgomery Financial District at 600 Montgomery Street in San Francisco, California. It is a part of Transamerica...

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1995 – MOMA, San Francisco, California

Architects: Mario Botta Mario Botta’s building for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened in 1995 and became an instant architectural landmark. The elegant brick façade and turret is an icon in...

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1997 – Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Architects: Richard Meier & Partners The Getty Center, designed by Richard Meier, is the $1.2 billion flagship museum of the J. Paul Getty Trust. It is located on a hill in Brentwood, Los...

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2002 – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California

Architect: José Rafael Moneo The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels replaced the smaller former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, which was severely damaged in the 1994. Dedication took place on September 2,...

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2003 – Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Frank Gehry The project was launched in 1987, when Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, donated $50 million. Gehry delivered completed designs in 1991. Construction of the underground parking garage began in...

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