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October 2, 2000 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took 33 years to complete the Watts Towers, 10 seconds of violent shaking during the Northridge earthquake to damage them, and years of labor to make them healthy again. The repair job is still not complete, but this weekend, the public can tour the Watts Towers for the first time in more than 6 1/2 years--a sign that the long-running reconstructive surgery is finally coming to a close.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Watts Towers, the soaring spires Sabato (Sam) Rodia spent more than 30 years building, have been declared a national landmark, officials said Tuesday. Rodia, an unschooled Italian immigrant, used pliers, a hammer and wire clippers to build what critics regard as an act of visionary architecture. Once threatened with demolition, the structures at 1765 E. 107th St. are now undergoing extensive restoration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took 33 years to complete the Watts Towers, 10 seconds of violent shaking during the Northridge earthquake to damage them, and years of labor to make them healthy again. The repair job is still not complete, but this weekend, the public can tour the Watts Towers for the first time in more than 6 1/2 years--a sign that the long-running reconstructive surgery is finally coming to a close.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Across the street from the Nickerson Gardens housing project, on the aptly named Success Street, is a sidewalk monument free of the graffiti that dirty the stop signs, houses and cars around it. That taggers missed this stretch of sidewalk is no accident, said a neighborhood youth as he admired the 13 granite-carved plaques placed into the sidewalk. It is because they appreciate the women and men honored here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took 33 years to complete the Watts Towers, 10 seconds of violent shaking during the Northridge earthquake to damage them, and years of labor to make them healthy again. The repair job is still not complete, but this weekend, the public can tour the Watts Towers for the first time in more than 6 1/2 years--a sign that the long-running reconstructive surgery is finally coming to a close.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2000 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took 33 years to complete the Watts Towers, 10 seconds of violent shaking during the Northridge earthquake to damage them, and years of labor to make them healthy again. The repair job is still not complete, but this weekend, the public can tour the Watts Towers for the first time in more than 6 1/2 years--a sign that the long-running reconstructive surgery is finally coming to a close.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Across the street from the Nickerson Gardens housing project, on the aptly named Success Street, is a sidewalk monument free of the graffiti that dirty the stop signs, houses and cars around it. That taggers missed this stretch of sidewalk is no accident, said a neighborhood youth as he admired the 13 granite-carved plaques placed into the sidewalk. It is because they appreciate the women and men honored here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1990 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Watts Towers, the soaring spires Sabato (Sam) Rodia spent more than 30 years building, have been declared a national landmark, officials said Tuesday. Rodia, an unschooled Italian immigrant, used pliers, a hammer and wire clippers to build what critics regard as an act of visionary architecture. Once threatened with demolition, the structures at 1765 E. 107th St. are now undergoing extensive restoration.
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