The Los Angeles Central Library is located in the heart of downtown LA. I had never been in there before, so I was surprised by how elaborate the architecture was. There were many floors, connected to each other by escalators and elevators. This lit globe was hanging from the ceiling on a chandelier in the very center of the rotunda of the library. There were art displays throughout the library in addition to the expansive collection of books! This library was built in 1926, and it has the third largest collection of books and periodical holdings of all public libraries in the United States.