Interactive panorama tour of the Los Angeles Times' Globe Lobby.
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The Globe Lobby is one of the aesthetic highlights of the Los Angeles Times building. Its 10-foot-high murals were painted in 1935 by Hugo Ballin, who also painted the Griffith Observatory rotunda, and represent some of the finest murals produced in Los Angeles during the 1930s. The focal point is an aluminum globe, 5 1/2 feet in diameter, set on a bronze pedestal. The globe completes a rotation every five minutes. Surrounding the base are bronze bas-reliefs symbolizing industry, religion, science and art along with minor reliefs representing the American Indian, the Greek scholar, the Zulu warrior and the Chinese Mandarin. The lobby also includes a historical exhibit showcasing the first 100 years of The Times. It is open to visitors weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit The Times