Los Angeles Stock Exchange
618 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
This is the entrance to an eleven-story streamline moderne building designed by Samuel Lunden and opened in 1931. The facility had a large trading floor, offices, an auditorium, reading rooms, recreational areas, a printing room and a vault. The then-named Pacific Stock Exchange vacated the building in 1986 and when I visited in 2013 it was a dance club.
Songs have become, for lack of a better word, trivial: not through any less effort from the best musicians, but through the unexpected combination of a nearly infinite supply, constant availability, suboptimum sound quality and the intangibility I've always thought I would welcome (Jon Pareles).