Building a skyscraper in Los Angeles, 1930s

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  1. 1938, Los Angeles…Construction worker Frank McGuire stands atop a girder during the construction of the “new” Federal Courthouse which was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, an acclaimed architect who had already designed and completed several important federal buildings, including the U.S. Mint in San Francisco… In 1937, the existing federal building was razed for a larger one that would house a United States courthouse, post office, and various federal agencies… Originally designed to be fifteen stories tall with a price tag of $7 million, two more stories were added to the building between 1939 and 1940… The building was recognized in the 2006 National Register of Historic Places….

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