the Watts Towers Arts Center

verticality height and upward movement

The verticality, height and upward movement of the Watts Towers by Sam Rodia. .
The Watts Towers by Sam Rodia.

The towers are the highest structures in the whole area. Their height along with their transparency give them an airy quality. The lightness which the architects of gothic churches strived for was achieved by Simon Rodia because of his choice of technique. Without any formal education in engineering, he rationalized his way up - making use of his common sense.




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