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Thursday, March 10, 2011 The Scary Tower

Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929

The year was 1929 a scary year. The architect was Gilbert Stanley Underwood. The building is the Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard, right in the middle of what they used to call the Miracle Mile, back when people believed in miracles, just before the markets crashed, leaving the nation in ruins. His building is both heroic and frightening.

Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929
Wilshire Tower, 5500 Wilshire Boulevard - architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, 1929

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto. The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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