Explore The International Tower At Long Beach Heritage’s Annual Loft Walk

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Long Beach Heritage’s annual Loft Walk will feature the International Tower, the round soda pop building across from the Villa Riviera on Ocean Boulevard. The evening starts at 5 pm and includes viewings of a half dozen homes, appetizers and drinks. In addition, there will be talks on the history of Long Beach during the 1960s, mid-century modern architecture, and the revolutionary structural engineering of the International Tower.

Built in the mid 1960s, the International Tower is one of the most significant buildings in Long Beach for its architectural design and innovative technology. With sweeping views of the city, the building is also associated with the Grand Prix and elaborate celebrity parties. A number of movies and TV shows have filmed there as well, including Lethal Weapon and CSI Miami.

The Long Beach Heritage Loft Walk 2011 is Saturday, March 12 from 5-8 pm beginning at the International Tower, 700 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, 90802. History talks begin at 5:30 pm.

Take advantage of discounts at local restaurants and enjoy a cupcake birthday celebration at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for members, and $30 for non-members. Visit lbheritage.org or call (562) 493-7019 to make reservations; tickets will be held at the door. See our website for more information about discounts associated with this event.

Long Beach Heritage is a non-profit education and advocacy group promoting public knowledge and preservation of significant historic and 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.

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