By Nicole Cormier
There is no shortage of interesting architecture in Los Angeles; the ever-evolving skyline is well-crafted and planned. When on a trip to Southern California, if looking for unique buildings, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 building is a must see. Designed by Thom Mayne, the Caltrans building’s appearance has been equally praised and criticized. The building cost $165 million to construct, but the futuristic building was produced to conserve energy. The building’s exterior panels open up to windows at night, there is a photovoltaic system that produces five percent of the energy required to run the building. The art installation on the outside of the building was meant to resemble car head and tail lights with many red and blue neon lights. When walking or driving around Los Angeles, make sure to stop at the Caltrans building located near little Tokyo, downtown.
When visiting downtown Los Angeles to admire architecture, consider staying at the Millennium Biltmore. This high-end downtown hotel has many amenities that will fill your every desire. When driving around the sometimes daunting LA streets take a car that can turn on a dime while still being comfortable when you’re stuck in the gridlock. A 2013 SLK350 Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino will be the perfect machine to see and be seen in.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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