The current Long Beach city hall is a fourteen story tower of rough concrete and steel, faced in Darth Vader-black glass overlooking a decrepit and frankly hideous civic center plaza. A marvel of 1970s design and engineering, its structural flaws threaten to topple it in event of a major earthquake. In my dream redesign of the whole kit and caboodle, I have envisioned a three tower replacement with an articulated travertine and glass base.
The city counsel will meet in a large glass atrium and natural light for all areas is an absolute necessity considering the constant California sun, helping to reduce energy needs. The main podium space is reserved for basic city services and the towers will help to consolidate various departments and allow for renting offices to outside companies.