Los Angeles sports palace

This Sports Palace was planned with the intention of making it suitable for a variety of uses, such as athletic meetings, basketball, ice hockey, boxing, stage plays, commercial exhibitions and conventions. It is situated inside the Exhibition Park. It has an elliptical shape, can accommodate 24,00...

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Main Author: Becket, Welton
Format: Online
Language:spa
Published: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas 1963
Online Access:https://informesdelaconstruccion.revistas.csic.es/index.php/informesdelaconstruccion/article/view/4629
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Summary:This Sports Palace was planned with the intention of making it suitable for a variety of uses, such as athletic meetings, basketball, ice hockey, boxing, stage plays, commercial exhibitions and conventions. It is situated inside the Exhibition Park. It has an elliptical shape, can accommodate 24,000 people if used for conventions, 19,000 when boxing is shown, 18,200 for basketball, and 16,000 for ice hockey matches. Of these, 12,000 are fixed, theatre type seats, and are arranged in 28 tiers. They are reached from the street along a wide corridor. Of its installations, the cleaning station is worth mentioning. It employs the most modern systems, and a team of 100 men can clean the Palace in three hours. The air conditioning installation will drive the air at the most suitable speed, according to the type of spectacle: the highest velocity applies to boxing meetings. The designers have succeeded in harmonisong the style of the Sports' Palace with other neighbouring buildings, which include the Memorial Coliseum, and they have also been careful in blending the landscape which immediately surrounds this Palace with the general aspect of the Exposition Park.