The Times' series on Southern California's iconic boulevards continues with Wilshire Boulevard, an east-west route stretching 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles to the ocean in Santa Monica.
The Hammer Museum and UCLA's Lot 36 serve as symbols of the university's current and potential presence along the boulevard.
House of Tomorrow
The Welton Becket-designed House of Tomorrow introduced more than a million post-war home shoppers in the 1940s and 1950s to modern conveniences like garbage disposals, TVs and two-way intercoms.
The two-tower mid-rise Glo apartment complex features clean lines and vibrant colors with a Frolic Room patio bar and the Surf and Sand Lounge.
The 31-story One Wilshire was the first downtown skyscraper taller than the previous earthquake-safety height limit of 13 stories, incorporating the latest technology to withstand shaking.