Photo (c) Richard Bradshaw, via socalarchhistory.
Surfing the internet for images -- and then hoarding massive amounts of them in folders on your harddrive -- is a tradition as old as the .jpeg itself. Everyone has their own habits and methods, some darker than others. Personally, we're fans of vintage construction photos, and as we've done in the past for New York, we've rounded up a few good finds from Los Angeles here.
Wells Fargo Plaza, finished in 1983, was featured in Blue Thunder earlier that year - a character is chased across one of its unfinished floors by a helicopter. Ah, LA. [Photos via soup or man]
City Hall under construction in 1927, which has enjoyed quite a bit of screen time in film and video games since its completion in 1928. [Photo via charmedone]
César Pelli's 777 Tower, finished in 1991.
The 1973 AON Center under construction to the righthand side, built by Charles Luckman.