Monday, March 27, 2017

Googie Architecture: LAX Theme Building - Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building
Los Angeles, California

N 33° 56.615 W 118° 24.114

Short Description: 

The LAX Theme Building is the most outstanding building of Los Angeles Airport.

Long Description:

The flying saucer shaped Theme Building was designed by several architects and engineers headed by William Pereira and Charles Luckman and included Paul Williams and Welton Becket. The initial design of the building was created by James Langenheim, of Pereira & Luckman. The building features a futuristic design commonly known a Googie architecture. It was dedicated on June 25, 1961.

The LAX Theme Building once contained a now closed rotating restaurant. For security reasons, its observation tower is open on a limited basis on weekends.

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