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Watts Towers by Simon Rodia in Los Angeles (4 photos)
by Livia Comandini Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 174 N: 2462] (17230)

The Watts Towers, in the Watts district of Los Angeles is a collection of 17 interconnected structures, t built by Italian immigrant construction worker Simon Rodia in his spare time from 1921 to 1954.
The sculptures' armatures are constructed from steel pipes and rods. The main supports are embedded with pieces of porcelain, tile, and glass. They are decorated with found objects: bed frames, bottles, ceramic tiles

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