Whether it’s LEGOs, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, or just plain old wood blocks, kids love to build and create. Here in Los Angeles we’ve got some amazing examples of architecture that will inspire you’re little Lautner or growing Geary. These buildings are impressive, cool, and anything but boring – and most are in unexpected places and totally touchable.  So take your tot on a structural and instructional tour of the city that will get their wheels turning – then go home and see what you can create!

Capitol Records

First you'll have to explain to your kids what records are, but after that daunting conversation they'll understand that the Capital Records building is made to look like a stack of old round '45s. The blinking light at the top of the building spells out the word "Hollywood" in Morse code. Tours are no longer available, but you can visit the outside of the building (the Hollywood Walk of Fame is right in front – you can see Paul McCartney and Roy Rogers stars).

Capitol Records
1750 Vine St.

Did we miss any super cool, kid-spirational spots?  We’d love to know your favorite architecture in LA.

-Christina Fiedler

Photo Credits: George via Creative Commons, Stu Spivack via flickr, Robert H. via yelp, Paul L. via yelp,  Joseph A. via yelp, Jorge Bueno via flickr, W.L. via yelp, Mike D. via yelp, Noa B. via yelp,  Andy Kennelly via Google+

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