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Department of Water and Power Building

111 North Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2607
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Horrible Architecture

It's huge and takes up a whole block. Blah modern architecture. Creates nothing but dead space on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thomas V
,
Oakland, California
Headquarters of LADWP with a ground floor lobby level display of the history of Los Angeles water and power systems

The LADWP John Ferraro Building is an iconic and historic building in the civic center of downtown... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
ThomasH_traveling
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Alhambra, California
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4 weeks ago
“Horrible Architecture”
15 Jul 2016
“Headquarters of LADWP with a ground floor lobby level display of the history of Los Angeles water and power systems”
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111 North Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2607
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's huge and takes up a whole block. Blah modern architecture. Creates nothing but dead space on the street around it, so very unpleasant place to walk. Just a lot of traffic buzzing on its way to the freeway.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The LADWP John Ferraro Building is an iconic and historic building in the civic center of downtown Los Angeles. Of interest is that it was designed by the firm of Albert C. Martin, whose office is also responsible for classic architectural designs in civic buildings...More

Thank ThomasH_traveling
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Sure, you can go pay your water bill here, but if your a tourist, why stop at such an industrial service building? If your a tourist with a love for history, then there are few reasons you shouldn't. The exterior upon close inspection is surrounded...More

1  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Being an Angeleno I look at the DWP (Dept. of Water & Power) building as just another downtown structure, albeit one with a dated modernistic facade. It just kinda stands alone near the Freeways and near to Our Lady. We do like seeing the flat...More

1  Thank David B L
Reviewed 26 July 2015

My longtime friend worked here for many years and I took my wife to see it. I didn't know it was iconic? I don't think it should be. Perhaps it was nice many years ago but not sure why this place is even listed. Don't...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

When this very attractive mid-century modern building was built, when lit up at night it was like a beacon to the future, and its black-bottomed pools a symbol of plenty. Not any more.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

Unique building with some historical artifacts inside from the larger water and power construction projects in Los Angeles.

1  Thank MikeMc666
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Drove a friend to an eye surgery appointment nearby and was hoping to charge up before the long drive back up north. All the area garages required a small fortune (up to $4 per 10 minutes) to park and not all offered electric vehicle charging....More

1  Thank JLA1966
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