June 7, 2014

Watts Towers

For your information:
The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town"), are within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park, in the Watts community of Los Angeles, Southern California. They are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures, the tallest reaching a height of over 99 feet (30 m). The towers and walls were designed and built by Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason Sabato ("Simon") Rodia (1879-1965), over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. The work is an example of 'outsider art' vernacular architecture and Italian-American naïve art.[4][5]
The Watts Towers are located near the 103rd Street / Watts Towers Los Angeles

No comments: