Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles, CA
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Westin Bonaventure is a postmodern structure designed by John C. Portman, Jr. and built between 1974 and 1976. It has 1,354 rooms and 135 suites on 35 floors. The glass elevators are especially notable.
Once upon a time, the stock market was a place where people with capital went to look for productive activity to invest in -- say, a company devoted to making soap flakes, an underpants factory. Now the market is a robot combat arena where algorithms battle for supremacy of the feedback loops. (James Howard Kunstler, 2010)