Tourist Attraction in Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory
The Griffith observatory is an astronomical observatory located in Los Angeles, in the United States. Popular tourist attraction, it is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood, in Griffith Park. The building overlooks Los Angeles Hollywood, Downtown and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. The land of Griffith Park was donated in 1896 to the city of Los Angeles by Colonel Griffith who, in his will, also donated the necessary funds to build an observatory, an exhibition space and a planetarium. Work on the construction of these structures began in 1933, following the design of architect John Austin, and ended in 1935 when the complex opened to the public.