Walk: Marin Shopping
Distance: 1.5 miles
Tour: Downtown LA Architecture
So, there are of course numerous architecturally significant buildings in downtown Los Angeles. But, far and away, the most memorable one for Ciwt was the LA Central Library. There is a whole and excellent book on it by Susan Orleans which Ciwt read and thought thoroughly prepared her for seeing the Central in person.
But, not at all. The original architect, Bertham Grosvenor Goodhue, was some combination of mystical dreamer, perfectionist, and designer. Hence it seems every inch of the LA Main Library is adorned with exquisite and symbolically complex art, fixtures, architectural elements. It is stunning and exceedingly difficult to photograph adequately or to encapsulate in an architecture tour. You can see the guide of all three of Ciwt's LA Walking Tours working mightily to point out even a few of the details.