Room with a view

The Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy celebrated 25 years, the holidays and four photographers on Monday night in the Mayor Tom Bradley Room atop City Hall. Half the people I talked with had never been to the top of the tower, so it was a treat for them to take in the view from the observation terrace. One of the newbies, Michael Schneider of the Franklin Avenue blog, made the photos. The tower is one of the great freebies in town and available to visit most of the time when City Hall is open. Bonus: it doesn't take as long to get up to the 27th floor since the elevators were modernized.

Add Franklin Avenue: KTLA is running its own yule log on Christmas Day to compete with the tradition on KCAL. It will be Christmas music as usual on Channel 9, classic rock on Channel 5.

Photos by Michael Schneider

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