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BUILDING
 
 
Watts Towers - Nuestro Pueblo
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DESIGNER
 
 
Simon Rodia

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MATERIALS
 
steel, cement, glass

Metal frame covered with fresh mortar. Decorations with colored glass from broken bottles, broken dishes, and sea shells

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
California
County
Los Angeles
Town
Los Angeles
Address
1765 E. 107th street (Santa Ana Boulevard)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Monuments and works of art
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1921    
Realisation
1921 - 1954
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AWARDS
 
1990
National Historic Landmark
1977
National Register of Historic Places
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Ricochet
Directed by
Russell Mulcahy
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1991
Cast
Denzel Washington, John Lithgow
Building's role
Considerable
 
Title
  Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde
Directed by
William Crain
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1976
Cast
Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O'Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Building's role
Marginal
 
Title
  Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of
Directed by
Andy Warhol
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1964
Cast
Irving Blum, Brooke Hayward, Dennis Hopper, Naomi Levine, Taylor Mead, Andy Warhol
Building's role
Appreciable
 
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Pierre Restany, "Una festa senza nome / A festival without a name", Domus 811, gennaio/january 1999 [Il progetto anonimo / The Anonymous Project], pp. 117 (116-122)
Sam Hall Kaplan, LA Lost & Found: an Architectural History of Los Angeles, Crown Publishers, New York 1987, p. 152
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 606 [XII. La terza età: itinerarî degli anni cinquanta-ottanta]
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CLIENT
 
 
Simon Rodia
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
17 structures
Height
Tallest tower m. 30,34 (ft. 99.5)
Central tower m. 29,83 (ft. 97.8)
east tower m. 16,76 (ft. 55)
 
 
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