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Downtown Hollywood

Los Angeles boasts one of the most impressive downtown skylines in the world, especially considering that most of the larger buildings were constructed in the last forty years. Buildings visible from Hollywood include the First Interstate World Center , Union Bank Square, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Wells Fargo Center, 444 Plaza, 777 Tower, Central Public Library Tower, the Department of Water and Power building,
Arco Plaza, Citibank Tower, Sanwa Bank building, Southern California Company Tower, and the Manulife Building. The First Interstate World Center has the distinction of having been the tallest in California from 1972 until 1989, reaching a lofty 858 feet. It was completed six months later and five feet taller than the more recognizable Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. It is still the tallest building in Los Angeles standing 73 stories. The Central Library, which was built in 1925, is the third largest library in the United States.  The Library recently underwent renovations after being devastated by a fire. There is the older Spanish Deco style original space with a new modern tower attached. 777 Tower is a 52-story Cesar Pelli-designed office tower constructed of  reflective glass, sculpted metal and glass with a two-story marble lobby and art gallery . The 1 million-square-foot space is leased by  international and local businesses from the diverse fields of insurance, finance, law and international trade. On-site conveniences include the 42-store Seventh Market Place shopping mall and the 2.5-acre landscaped plaza. This outstanding structure won the 1996 BOMA "Building of the Year" award. It is owned by a partnership of MMA Plaza Associates LP and a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate New York Inc.  Cushman Wakefield manages the building  and it is an AC Martin Partners project. 

Other  structures downtown are not visible from Hollywood but hold memorable scenes from the history of the entertainment industry. Los Angeles City Hall was the home of  the TV series "Superman" and "Dragnet".
Union Station, which is now linked to Hollywood by the Metro Subway Red Line. The building's classic interior architecture (which includes 50 ft. cathedral ceilings) is popular with film companies. Scenes from "The Way We Were", starring Robert Redford and Barbara Streisand, were filmed here. From 1890 to the 1950s, Broadway was the main corridor of Downtown Los Angeles. . Here was the largest concentration of great movie theaters in the world, the "GreatWhite Way" of Los Angeles, and the stage for premiers with all the hoopla. Some of the great movie theaters have, in recent years, been demolished, and others are endangered. The United Artist and Million Dollar Theater are now churches. The Tower Theater and several others have been converted into stores while retaining their original facades. Only three of Broadway's movie palaces are still performing as intended: The Orpheum, The Palace, and The State- all show first-run, English language films.

Capitol Records
Pantages Theater
Downtown
Equitable Building
Hotel Knickerbocker
Taft Building
Metropolitan Hotel
The Palace
Hollywood Vine
Halifax Apts.
Scientology Building
House of Blues