The structural engineer whose firm built the glass slide on the US Bank Tower's 70th floor explains how it only seems unsafe, but is actually a pretty solid place to be in an earthquake. "We tested the pants off of absolutely everything," he says.
Opened in 1926, the Bertram Goodhue-designed building at the Central Library is a landmark and a treasure. It's also seen a lot in its 90 years. We've got a look back at some of the cool and tragic moments in its long history.
Sure, the Skyslide is a scene-stealer, but there's more to the US Bank Tower's new Skyspace LA observation deck than a slide strapped to the side of the building. See the view from the top of the West's tallest building.
The soon-to-be tallest tower in the West is getting its crown: a decorative glass structure reminiscent of a sail that will be topped by a steel spire. Photos from the roof show recent progress on the top of the 73-story tower.
The Bloc is an open-air reboot of the Macy's retail hub that was famous for being almost hermetically sealed off from the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Now it's on its way to becoming a hip hang-out spot.