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Still standing tall

May 01, 2003|Carolyn Patricia Scott

Look! Up in the sky! It's not Superman -- it's City Hall! Los Angeles City Hall, to be exact.

This 75-year-old L.A. monument has served as a backdrop in many movies and TV shows, from the 1950s "Superman" TV series to the James Ellroy thriller "L.A. Confidential," and on Saturday it will be the setting for a Family Fun at City Hall program put on by the Los Angeles Conservancy.

There will be tours of the 28-story building -- for decades the tallest in the city -- along with family crafts and activities.

In addition, actors Diane Keaton and Ben Stiller will convene in the restored City Council chambers to read aloud to kids from a new children's book, "City Hall: The Heart of Los Angeles," written by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom on a commission from the conservancy, which spearheaded the building's face-lift following the damage it sustained during the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Carolyn Patricia Scott


L.A. Conservancy family fun event, Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Main St. Saturday, 2-4 p.m. $18, for a family of four; $5 for each additional family member. (213) 623-2489.

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