Jose Rafael Moneo added a wall of glass to the northern edge of the plaza, offering freeway views and a wry commentary on L.A. architecture.
11 N. Hope St., downtown L.A.
Albert C. Martin Jr.'s landmark sandwiches glass between protruding floor plates and seems to float at night.
Eames House and Studio
203 Chautauqua Blvd., Pacific Palisades
Extensive glass makes the division between the 1949 house and its eucalyptus-covered lot nearly disappear.
2607 Glendower Ave., Hollywood Hills
The dining room of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1924 concrete block design includes a mitered corner window — a thoroughly modern gesture for the time.
1002 22nd St., Santa Monica
Forget the chain-link: The most striking addition Frank Gehry made is the faceted glass, part glass ceiling and part skylight, to the right of the front door.
7776 Torreyson Drive, Hollywood
Also known as Malin House, John Lautner's 1960 residence features a band of flying-saucer windows.
2914 Highland Ave., Santa Monica
Ray Kappe's glass-filled design for the builder Living Homes is among L.A.'s first "modern prefab" houses.
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Cesar Pelli's "Blue Whale" uses opaque colored glass and a roofline from London's 19th century Crystal Palace.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A.
Gehry added an unusual feature to the auditorium: a window, partially hidden and 36 feet high, that brings natural light into the hall during matinees.
— Christopher Hawthorne