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Los Angeles City Hall in color

Los Angeles City Hall in color

Los Angeles City Hall in various colors from my personal archive:

Starting from the left, on July 7, 2007, a green City Hall to show support for a “Live Earth” concert and the effort to fight global warming.

Feb. 8, 2008: City Hall in red to show support of the American Heart Assn.’s Go Red for Women campaign to spread awareness of heart disease among women.

Sep. 16, 2011: City Hall under blue light to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

And last week, May 30, 2013: A lavender L.A. City Hall to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Heritage month, observed in June. This is the second year the building has turned lavender for LGBT month.

For years, on every Easter and Christmas, Los Angeles City Hall lights were left on – forming a cross – until 1970s era lawsuits stopped the practice. In recent years, changing the colors has become the new tradition at Los Angeles City Hall.

Below is a photo from a From the Archives post on Dec. 23, 2010: Los Angeles City Hall cross.

Dec. 25, 1947:  Windows in Los Angeles City Hall tower are illuminated in the form of a cross to celebrate Christmas. Credit: Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive / UCLA

1 Comment

  1. June 4, 2013, 8:59 am

    Fuuny how "Causes" can be recognized but not "Christian" holidays.


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