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City Hall
1926-28. John C. Austin, John and Donald Parkinson, and Albert C. Martin; Austin Whittlesey, interiors.

The consortium of architects gave City Hall a neoclassical base and a corporate office tower, and capped it uncannily with the icon of Mesoamerica, the stepped pyramid. If anyone could still see it between the forest of global corporate office towers, it would perfectly symbolize the Mexican-Anglo pluralities of the metropolis.

Stereoscopic photo circa 1930. Collection of Author.
Note: Highways are shown for reference