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LA Times Today: What you should know about the 100-year-old Watts Towers
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LA Times Today: What you should know about the 100-year-old Watts Towers

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

It took Simon Rodia 35 years to build the Watts Towers with nothing but his hands and a few simple tools. It is mostly made of steel rebar, wire mesh, concrete and just about anything else he could get his hands on.

Now, the towers are 100 years old and have inspired an entire artistic community in the underserved neighborhood.