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  2. Watts Towers - Wikipedia

    The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo ("our town" in Spanish) are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist's original residential property in Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States.

  3. Watts Towers: The Story of an LA Icon | Discover Los Angeles

    The towers are a 10-minute walk from the 103rd Street / Watts Towers Station on the Metro A Line (Blue). Since everything is outdoors, you can show up any time to view the site. After a five-year renovation, the Watts Towers reopened to the public in November 2022.

  4. Watts Towers - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

    The towers are located in the Watts neighborhood on East 107th Street. There were a few parking spaces available on the street. The art center and the fenced area at the base were closed. However, you can view the towers and many of the framed doorways and details by walking around the base of the site.

  5. TOURS. EVENTS. SUPPORT GROUPS. ABOUT US. STAFF. CONTACT US. More. The Official Website of the Watts Towers Arts Center Campus. Home of the Architectural Sculpture created by Simon Rodia.

  6. THE TOWERS (1957; 12 minutes) is a documentary about Simon Rodia (1879-1965) building the Watts Towers (a very informative documentary, in spite of the narrator's pronunciation of the name "Rodia "). See more video films of and about the Watts Towers and the surroundings, as well as the community.

  7. Watts Towers at 100: Junk turned into art still casts a spell

    1. “Flashing Spires Built as Hobby. One constructed by Watts Resident rises to Height of 100 Feet.” — Headline of the first Times story about the towers on Oct. 13, 1937. The six-paragraph...

  8. ABOUT US | wattstowers

    The Towers are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are a National Historic Landmark, a State of California Historic Monument, a State of California Historic Park and, in March 1965, the Watts Towers were officially designated as Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Monument Number 15.

  9. Watts Towers – Los Angeles, California - Atlas Obscura

    The Watts Towers in the Watts district of Los Angeles, California, are a collection of 17 interconnected structures, two of which reach heights of over 99 feet (30 m). The Towers were built...

  10. Watts Towers | Los Angeles, California | Attractions - Lonely...

    Top choice in Los Angeles. The three 'Gothic' spires of the fabulous Watts Towers rank among the world’s greatest monuments of folk art. In 1921 Italian immigrant Simon Rodia set out ‘to make something big’ and then spent 33 years cobbling together this whimsical free-form sculpture from concrete, steel and a motley assortment of found ...

  11. Watts Towers / Nuestro Pueblo (Part 1) — Google Arts & Culture

    At a height of 99.5 feet, the Watts Towers are a striking example of 20th century American folk art sculpture and mosaic. They are one of the most prominent landmarks in the United States, and with the site's other structures, sculptures and mosaics they have served as a beacon of cultural arts and activism in the Watts neighborhood of Los ...