AKA: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Building, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Martin, A.C. and Associates, Architects (firm); Albert Carey Martin Jr. (architect); Albert Carey Martin Sr. (architect); J. Edward Martin (architect/engineer)

Dates: constructed 1964-1965

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111 North Hope Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2607

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The Ferraro Building stood on the northwest corner of West 1st and North Hope Streets.

Building Notes

The LADWP Office Building remains one of Los Angeles's most imaginative and original high-rise buildings. Situated across the street from the Music Center, its setting also helps to set it apart. The LADWP Building stands on a plinth surrounded by a moat of water, enlivened by fountains. Set in the center of its moat, it stands as monument to the powerful figures who guided the Water Department in earlier years, and their monumental and often underhanded efforts to divert far-flung lakes and rivers to feed the city's nearly limitless thirst.

PCAD id: 2369