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LA Times Invites Visitors Back to Its Globe Lobby

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, at 09:35AM
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A crowd inspects the 1935 art deco designs inside the L.A. Times' Globe Lobby during November's "Thursdays @ The Globe" event.

The L.A. Times building's 1935 Globe Lobby is an art deco gem, but getting inside has been a hot-and-cold task in recent years. The newspaper closed down public access for security reasons in 2001, reopened it in 2004, closed access briefly in 2005, and then again closed the doors in 2009.

Now, though, the Times is using the space as the star of a monthly series titled "Thursdays @ The Globe," and inviting those who work nearby in for lunchtime discussion.

Tomorrow, the series' second outing will feature a meet-and-greet with photographer Mark Boster, who will be talking about and signing his book “Four Seasons of Yosemite: A Photographer's Journey.“

The event is free, but reservations are required and can be made online for noon or 1pm.

Those who can't make lunch can apparently still visit the globe, however. In a blog posting on the series, the Times notes that the lobby is now open to the public from 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.


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