Culver City's Samitaur Tower Used as One of Three Iconic Pieces of Modern LA Architecture

You've probably noticed the street banners pitching the ongoing celebration around Los Angeles: "Pacfic Standard Time Presents: Modern Archiecture in Los Angeles." The organization selected just three buildings to represent Los Angeles' modern architectural heritage: James Langernheim's Populuxe-styled LAX Theme Building, the record-stack-emulating Capital Records building in Hollywood, and . . . Eric Owen Moss' Samitaur Tower, right here in Culver CIty. 

As such we're treated to the slightly mind-boggling sight of the banner flying right in front of the structure itself.

Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., an initiative of the Getty, is a collaborative celebration of Southern California’s lasting impact on modern architecture. It includes exhibitions and accompanying programs presented by seventeen area cultural institutions from April through July 2013 -- including Culver City's own Center for Land Use Interpretation.  Designed to continue the momentum and collaborative spirit of last year’s successful Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, Modern Architecture in L.A. is the first in a series of smaller-scale Pacific Standard Time Presents programs. The J. Paul Getty Museum will present Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–­1990, an overview of the period organized by the Getty Research Institute, and In Focus: Ed Ruscha (both highly recommended).

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