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Los Angeles Times
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Chinese American Museum
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200 N Spring St · interesting places nearby
City Hall information
Until 1966 no LA building stood taller than the 1928 City Hall, which appeared in the Superman TV series and 1953 sci-fi thriller War of the Worlds . On clear days you’ll have views of the city, the mountains and several decades of Downtown growth from the observation deck.
Also check out the grand domed rotunda on the third level with a marble floor as intricate as those found in Italian cathedrals. Free 30- to 40-minute guided tours are available from 9am to noon on weekdays, but reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. The public entrance is on Main St.