The Coca-Cola Building in Los Angeles, CA. is an architecturally significant and at the same time interesting building...
Los Angeles has so many interesting buildings, all you have to do is look around as you drive around LA. Just as an example, today in my travels, as I was looking for opportunities for one of my developer clients, I discovered the Coca-Cola bottling plant. This of course was achieved by driving around Downtown Los Angeles aka DTLA and vicinity.
As I looked the buildings it was clear that it had the appearance of a large ship with portholes and even a catwalk and a bridge. This of course intrigued me, and I could hardly wait to do some research.
It turns out, The Coca-Cola Building was designated as a Los Angeles historic-Cultural Monument on February 5th, 1975. I found this very interesting since the perception of Los Angeles to the outsiders is that we tear everything down, rather than remodel.
Now if you want to see for yourself, the Coca-Cola Building is located from 1200-1334 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.
The Architect who designed it, was Robert V Derrah and this style of Architecture is considered ‘Streamline Moderne’ some people in conversation or in writing use it interchangeably as “Art Moderne”. This of course is a late Art Deco Architecture Style. In case you are wondering The Coca-Cola Building was completed in 1939.
Art Deco streamlining was a movement in the 1930’s in the industrial designers, when they started to strip the traditional Art Deco design of its ornamental appearance and replaced it with aerodynamic and pure-line concept. This made it easier and faster to do the construction. There is a dozen or, so buildings still sprinkled all over the Globe that have remained from the 1930’s.
I will write a couple posts soon, about two other well-known buildings in the greater Los Angeles area that happen to be from this same streamlining movement.
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