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First National Bank Building
First National Bank building in Hollywood, LA, CA

Photo: Kayte Deioma/CRA/LA Hollywood Photo

Look up in the sky--at the north east corner of Hollywood and Highland--it’s a bird, it’s a plane...it’s the First National Bank building. The 13-story structure was most popularly known as one of the Metropolis backdrops for the 1950’s Superman TV series. It was created by architects Meyer & Holler (who also designed the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre). When the bank building was built in 1928, it was the second tallest building in LA. The Neo-Gothic structure is located at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard.

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