The Los Angeles skyline might not be as famous as Chicago’s or New York’s. But thanks to Hollywood and the movie business, LA’s got plenty of buildings that are instantly identifiable (regardless of whatever role they play on screen).
The most iconic buildings are the ones that most signify Los Angeles. They give Angelenos that back-home feeling when they return from vacation. They’re the places locals bring out-of-towners. They help tell the story of Los Angeles.
Here are the 20 most iconic buildings in LA, from Googie architecture to celebrity haunts to folk art to grand old movie palaces.
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