More To Come.........
Wow, window washers really have job security there. So much glass.
Love the reflections of builidngs in the sides of buildings.
What a lovely view you have from your deck. Think I would spend a lot of time there.
Thanks again for a great tour.
Architecture is as much art as it is engineering and physics. To my mind, it rarely receives the attention it deserves as part of the creative genius of our species.
Thanks for the tour.
I love it when you get out with your camera, Naomi. I do find that first building fascinating. The thought of living up that high kind of freaks me out and renting 2 floors does too.
I saw something on Inside Edition the other night where a building of curved glass burning people below!
That photo from 1/2007 is stunning. The clouds and light...so pretty.
When I look at giant buildings I always wonder how many birds knock themselves silly on them in a day. I work on the second story and see birds smack into my window on a pretty regular basis. I bet it's more the taller it gets.
Those steel and glass towers are fascinating, and I love the way the blue sky is reflected in all the windows. That back lot of 20th century Fox must have been huge.... and I can't even begin to imagine the value of the land!
What an amazing vista!!!!!!
Some people hate this kind of building but I love it. Some of the most stunning sky scrapers I've seen are in Dubai. We went to a revolving restaurant in one hotel and the views were just amazing. Of course there are some incredible buildings like that in Vegas too! I love them. :) I don't like using the elevators one bit though!
Fabulous, fabulous photo's, as usual, Naomi!
Wow..no matter how rich I would not want to live on TOP of that building in earthquake country! I know it's new enough to be made to withstand quakes but... I think I'll stay closer to the ground! lol
I'm a big fan of architecture, but am more partial to older styles and not so in to the modern design. That said, in your second picture where the building has the dark outcropping, it reminds me of a flashlight stood on end. Pretty building even though it's too plain for my tastes. I'm a 1930s, Art Deco fan plus I love Victorian designs.
Patti is right about the window washers!! I like blue glass buildings and that one has a very interesting shape.
I sure would like to see Spelling's condo once it is finished!
These are wonderful photos, Naomi. Taking a closer look at things we see as part of our lives is an interesting thing. I love the reflections and the geometric patterns.
The Fox Tower looks familiar, and I love the different angles you've shown. It's just beautiful!
I can't wait to see more photos of Century City...and I'd love to hear more about the time you worked at the Backlot of 20th Century Fox! Please share, my friend.
At my previous job, I worked for a property management company whose forte was managing high-rise condominiums -- specializing in 4-star hotel-type of hospitality for their homeowners. I could never fathom living in such a place, like coming home to a hotel, but to each his own and it gave me a pay check for 3 1/2 years. Who can complain, right?
Huh, I didn't know you are an USC alumni. Interesting... I'm a fan of USC myself for a myriad of diverse reasons. :)
Seattle is like a different city in regards to downtown buildings since I landed here in 1982. So MANY skyscrapers sprang up. Even those of us who worked downtown would get lost. They are clean, creative, odd in some cases, but I am Indiana girl who likes my feet solid on the ground. The beautiful old buildings they tore down---breaks my heart, they were true works of art knocked to rubble, progress, but at what cost? Well, I suppose we have to put people somewhere. I can't shake the thought of an earthquake and all that glass.
The thing I love about these glass towers is the reflections in the mirrored glass - fabulous!
You have such a wonderful view from your balcony of these buildings but I am glad you managed to get out and about and see them up close. Hope you and Sweetie are both well :)
I love these posts... Getting to know a place I've never been to :)
I love your shots of the tower, especially the top part
all those lines and angles, I'm a nut for that
and the reflections your captured are fantastic!!
hugs to Sweetie
naomi, wow! your eye is amazing! (but i already knew that!) the buildings and architecture truly *are* magnificent. but what strikes me is, of course, the beautifully blue sky! *sigh* i miss ca some days more than others! this was lovely to read, as always!
Just stunning buildings, Naomi!
The reflections are fantastic.
Love the picture of Century City you took from your deck! What a gorgeous view you have!
Thanks again for this wonderful tour.
Have a pleasant weekend!
Thank you for capturing the amazing building profiles. I had not really considered how so many are faceted like gem stones.
Beautiful architecture and buildings!! lovely to admire and to watch, but I can't imagine to live on the top floors...
Your pictures are stunning. I like old buildings but modern tall buildings like these have their own beauty. Straight design, no rococo ornaments, and so much glass that the sky seems to be in them. The view from your deck is also quite something. Thanks for these beautiful pictures.
Naomi I must say you make a great LA Docent for your bloggers! LOL I've learned so much from you!
Hi Naomi! Such tall buildings! I fear I would not be able to look down if I were in one of those! The window washers have to be brave souls indeed!!
Love the reflections!!
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