It Reminds Me Of…: Fusilli? Tripping? Sex? What does…

Fusilli? Tripping? Sex? What does Downtown's new arts high school—also known as Los Angeles High School #9—make you think of when you're stuck on the 101 or wandering near Grand Avenue? The Hello Beautiful architecture blog sees a prison watchtower, a water park, Barack, the Statue of Liberty, the CalTrans building, and Wall-E. Hello Beautiful also drops a #9 fun fact: architects Coop Himmelb(l)au were told the non-functioning waterslide on top of the school couldn't be taller than the Cathedral of the Lady of Angels church across the freeway. [Hello Beautiful]For more stories from Curbed LA, go to

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