Some older buildings downtown are open to the public; most are private (closed, shuttered, operated by a business or government entity, or upscale homes and playgrounds for the yuppies that have moved in the last few years). But all can be seen from the outside.
Some of them have arches, porticos, and entryways that are just as gorgeous as their interiors (and exteriors!). This is the ceiling above the entryway to the Quinby Building, at 650 S. Grand. Built in 1926, it houses mostly offices nowadays. I didn't have a chance to see if I could view the lobby, but couldn't resist snapping a picture of this lovely detail as I walked by. So glad a lot of the older buildings in this part of town still exist. Modern architects could learn a lot from them. #ceiling #detail #gorgeous #entryway #vintagepanels #vintagedetailing #elegantbuilding #builtin1926 #QuinbyBuilding #650SGrandAvenue #dtla #olddtla #losangeles #losangelesca