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Tower and Cloud (2010)

The U.S. Bank Tower (also called the Library Tower), the tallest building in Los Angeles.

The One Bunker Hill Building is in the foreground. Built in 1931, it was originally the headquarters of the electric company, Southern California Edison. Merrell Gage’s three Art Deco relief panels over the entrance— ultra-modern in their time— appropriately depict the generation and distribution of electricity. The figure with the water jug in the panel fully visible in this picture represents hydroelectric power.


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