Art in the High Tower: Inside the Downtown 72nd Floor Street Art Gallery


In March, Silverstein Properties published a open call and ended up selecting 15 Los Angeles-based street artists/crews to paint murals on the glass-encased 72nd floor of the US Bank building – the city’s tallest tower with the most opulent 360-degree view. The idea was to “elevate” the art and artists who inspire and draw inspiration from the city.

Invited only to speak on “What does LA mean to you?”, the cohort speaks out on flower markets and wild gardens, street vendors and sports legends, family and neighborhood, music history and graffiti artists, diverse heritage and indigenous culture, astronauts, jazz and boba.

Silverstein Properties has previously worked with artists around the world to commission murals in and around several buildings of the new World Trade Center in New York City, and now they have done the walls, floor, columns and windows of this iconic still raw and unoccupied floor in DTLA available to artists – and to the enterprising public, by appointment.

The project features original works by Handsome Stanton, Casey Courey Pickering, Debi-cable, Electra, Elliott Nes, Emichi House, Lauren YS, LOVE Crew, man one, Mary Lai, Mr Alex, Nora Martin Room, Paloma Arciniega, Quentin Thomasand Sophie Mazaro – all against the dramatic backdrop of vertical and horizontal urban sprawl and density surrounded by mountains and the sea.

US Bank Tower Floor 72, 633 W. Fifth St., 72nd Floor, dtla; Register to visit here:


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