Who would think such a mundane place as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) office building could provide one of the best views I've ever seen of the Los Angeles skyline? This is Los Angeles at its best, just after sunset, with the Music Center and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the foreground on the left.
The DWP building (out of sight to the right of this picture) is itself an iconic Los Angeles building. The 625 by 350 foot reflecting pool that surrounds the building serves as part of its air conditioning system.
Here's a view from the same location, from the 1970s. This picture comes from the Water and Power Associates website, which has some very interesting notes and photos of the area from as far back as the 1930s.