Los Angeles skyline 1951, 1979 and 2014

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Recently I found an unpublished negative of the Los Angeles skyline taken on Nov. 8, 1979. Staff photographer Bruce Cox went to one of my favorite spots: the top of City Hall.

For a current image matching Cox’s, it was back to the City Hall observation deck. Results are above.

Just for comparison, I added a 1951 photo by Ellis R. Bosworth of the Associated Press.

And yes, that’s the Los Angeles Times building, lower center in all three photos. My desk is on the third floor. Also of interest, the 1951 photo was shot on 4 x 5 sheet film, the 1979 photo on 35 mm film and the current photo on an iPhone.

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