Loft Walk Showcases Galaxy Tower’s Mid-Century Architecture
2012-03-01 · By Editor
Mid-century modern architecture and renowned local architects Hugh and Don Gibbs will both be on display this month during the Long Beach Heritage Loft Walk at Galaxy Tower on Saturday, March 31. The evening begins at 4 pm with pre-party appetizers and drinks at La Parolaccia (2945 East Broadway).
Self-guided tours of Galaxy Tower are available from 5-8, with a free wine tasting for tour guests from 6-7 pm and a birthday celebration and raffle between 7 and 7:15 pm. The evening ends with a post-party dessert bar at the Wine Crush from 7:30-9 pm.
Located at 2999 E. Ocean Boulevard, Galaxy Tower is known for its cross shape design, amazing views, and units with no common walls. The building was designed by Hugh and Don Gibbs who were recently honored with LBH’s 2012 Significant Architectural Achievement Award. The firm also designed or collaborated on other famous Long Beach landmarks, including Long Beach City Hall and Main Library, the Terrace Theater, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Millikan High School, and The Walter Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach.
Tickets for the Loft Walk are $30 ($25 for members, $15 for students). Reservations can be made via credit card or PayPal by going to www.LBHeritage.org. Checks are also accepted and can be mailed to LB Heritage, PO Box 92521, Long Beach, CA 90809. Tickets will be held at check in.
For more information or details on sponsors and special discounts, call (562) 493-7019.
Long Beach Heritage is a non-profit education and advocacy group promoting public knowledge and preservation of significant and historic architectural resources and the cultural heritage of Long Beach. Long Beach Heritage Tours offer an opportunity for history lovers to experience unusual architectural outings in an intimate setting.