Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,
The L.A. Central Library was almost torn down, but saved at the last minute to be completely restored and expanded as the showpiece of one of the greates municipal libraries of America. It served as the focal point and transition of Los Angeles from an ahistorical city to one whose relatively short but full history was finally acknowledged.
This multimedia building required limestone and ceramic tile restoration, for the limestone entry, the ceramic tile fountain, and the pyramid tile roof. We were able to replace the limestone entry stone with material from the same quarry as the original, and the 20 ton fountain was removed, restored, and reinstalled in its original location.