Capitol Records Building

The House That Nat Built


The Capitol Records Building is one of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles. It was built in 1956, and designed by Louis Naidorf of the firm Welton Becket & Associates. The building resembles a stack of records, although Naidorf denies that records were the inspiration for the look of the building. The spire on top of the building blinks "Hollywood" in morse code at night. The iconic building is an LA landmark, and an example of Googie architectural style.

Constructed, 1956

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Nat King Cole,The building is known as "The House That Nat Built" due to the vast numbers of records and amounts of merchandise Nat King Cole sold for the company.