Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crossroads of the World - Hollywood, California

6671 Sunset Boulevard - The Crossroads of the World was built in 1936 and designed by Robert V. Derrah. The central building is the most recognizable with its globe topped spire and nautical streamline moderne building. The rest of the development (which unfortunately I did not take the time to see) contains structures in a variety of architectural styles from around the world. The iconic tower was reproduced in 1989 at the Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney's Hollywood Studios) in Orlando. Check it out on my other blog at

In this shot you can catch a glimpse of the rest of the central building which resembles an ocean liner.
While the original has "Crossroads of the World" in neon surronding the globe, the reproduction in Florida is topped with a statue of Mickey Mouse.

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