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Sixties Poll's a Total Gas

Do you gas up at the winner of this building-based contest?



    Sixties Poll's a Total Gas
    Dean Cheng
    The Union 76 building, by photographer Dean Cheng

    The Sixties really are turning 50, now.

    The LA Conservancy's celebration of our city's many, many (and many) interesting and pointy and space-age-ish 1960s-era buildings kicked off last year. But the party has continued right into this decade -- rightly --with a People's Choice Top 60 of the '60s.

    The unofficial, people-powered poll was recently released, and the top spot went to a little triangle-capped building along over Beverly Hills way. Yep, it is the Union 76 gas station, which is still a stunner. Also on the list: the Cinerama Dome, Dodger Stadium and the Hanna-Barbera Building, and several spots we know not by name but by sight and location.

    There's a map of all the winners. Thank you, LA Conservancy-ites.

    If you missed having your say, they've got a new thing going: Favorite Ecclesiastical Buildings. As mentioned on the site, the polls are "for fun."

    "For fun" is always welcome in this day and age. Rank away, we say.