adjacent to a freeway in dowtown Los Angeles, this 20,000 sq. ft.
nightclub/restaurant, with a capacity of 1,200, was designed from
the ground up to appear to have been converted from an existing
parking garage. The facility includes a 150 seat restaurant, 4 bars,
dance floor and stage facilities fully equipped to meet the needs
of contemporary musical performances. The poured-in-place concrete
structure features classic mushroom
capitol columns, bars whose design is derived from highway barriers,
and balcony and stair rails patterned after highway guardrails.
entrance is defined by the emergence of massive concrete columns
through the articulated concrete facade. Although located on a hill,
with activities on several levels, the facility is fully handicapped
accessible. A separate entrance is provided for the restaurant to
allow full operation without opening the entire facility on a daily