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City Hall Door (2015)

One of the bronze doors of the original entrance to the third floor of Los Angeles City Hall on Spring Street. The glass inner door reflects the columns of the entrance forecourt. The doors contain six bas relief carvings by sculptor Henry Lion, depicting events in Los Angeles history. The entrance leads to the rotunda on the building’s third floor.

To meet the security (theatre) requirements for government buildings instituted in response to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, only City officials and employees with the correct badges can enter City Hall through this door. Visitors must enter through the first-floor lobby on the other side of the building (Main Street). But visitors can exit City Hall through these doors, and glance back to get an idea of what it was like to enter the building as the designers intended.


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