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The Theme Building was built as the centerpiece and crowing touch of the 1961 jet-age expansion of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is to Los Angeles what the pyramids are to Cairo, the Eiffel Tower to Paris, and leaning tower to Pisa. No other building remotely resembles it.

The Theme Building was built as the centerpiece and crowing touch of the 1961 jet-age expansion of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It is to Los Angeles what the pyramids are to Cairo, the Eiffel Tower to Paris, and leaning tower to Pisa. No other building remotely resembles it.

Atomic Power Plant of the Future (1939) - The October, 1939 issue of Amazing Stories published this painting of the atomic power plant of the future. The image can also be found in the book Out of Time by Norman Brosterman.  As noted in the book, the first functioning nuclear reactor was built in 1951.

Atomic Power Plant of the Future (1939) - The October, 1939 issue of Amazing Stories published this painting of the atomic power plant of the future. The image can also be found in the book Out of Time by Norman Brosterman. As noted in the book, the first functioning nuclear reactor was built in 1951.

Double vision! The iconic Theme Building one rainy day in this LAX Photo of the Week. [PIC] @craigfoo

Double vision! The iconic Theme Building one rainy day in this LAX Photo of the Week. [PIC] @craigfoo

rainbow car wash - when did they start to NOT build pretty things.  Everything is grey and ugly now.

rainbow car wash - when did they start to NOT build pretty things. Everything is grey and ugly now.

With his trademark tilted horizon, Garry Winogrand’s photograph of two women in front of the Theme Building by architects William Pereira, Paul R. Williams, Charles Luckman, & Welton Becket | Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

With his trademark tilted horizon, Garry Winogrand’s photograph of two women in front of the Theme Building by architects William Pereira, Paul R. Williams, Charles Luckman, & Welton Becket | Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

You can never go wrong with a cool photo of the iconic Theme Building as the LAX Photo of the Week. When you see it you know you have landed at LAX and your adventures begin whether you’re arriving or departing! Thanks to @katiecshipley for capturing the beauty of the striking architecture. Share your photos with ‪#‎LAXPhotoWeek for a chance to be featured on our galleries! [PIC]

You can never go wrong with a cool photo of the iconic Theme Building as the LAX Photo of the Week. When you see it you know you have landed at LAX and your adventures begin whether you’re arriving or departing! Thanks to @katiecshipley for capturing the beauty of the striking architecture. Share your photos with ‪#‎LAXPhotoWeek for a chance to be featured on our galleries! [PIC]

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