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I continue posting pictures describing the architectural work by Simon Rodia, an Italian worker emigrant in Los Angeles, not an architect.
This architecture reminds perhaps Gaudi works in Spain: this is a low detail and you can see how he used everything he could find .

From the web:
Untrained as an architect, engineer, or builder, Simon Rodia created a complex of towers that rose over one hundred feet tall. Composed of structural steel rods and circular hoops connected by spokes, the towers incorporate a sparkling mosaic of found materials including pottery, seashells, and glass. Rodia's house, destroyed by fire in 1957, resided within the complex.
Declared hazardous by the city of Los Angeles, the towers were threatened with demolition until an engineer's stress test proved them structurally sound. They have since been designated a cultural monument.

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