For this week's Complex Love, we bring you the Galaxy Towers in the city of Long Beach. If you drive down Ocean Blvd by Bluff Park in the historic distric, you can't miss this tall and stunning example of mid-century modern architecture. We've always loved the light blue panels and the see-through walkways.
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It's interesting to note that the building has had a history for drama. In fact, when the building was first built, there was a large public outcry against it. According to an article in the Long Beach Press Telegram
, former Long Beach historic preservation officer Ruthann Lehrer says "...the construction of the towers is what motivated residents in Bluff Park to form a historic district to stop more towers from being built." Also, earlier this year in March 2007, there was a tragic fire
that resulted in a man's untimely death. According to reports
, because the building was built in the 1966, sprinklers were not required to be installed. Unfortunately, it appears that sprinklers have still not been retro-fitted
in the building. Does anyone know anyone that lives in here or has been inside?