The Umbrella in Culver City, Los Angeles was originally designed as an outdoor performance balcony for a series of experimental concerts put on by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, called 'The Green Umbrella'. With the Disney Concert Hall bringing all Philharmonic activity to downtown, the Umbrella became an office building for an internet company. This project is one of Eric Owen Moss' first experiments in the use of laminated glass, something he continued to explore in later projects.
There is a security guard present at the entrance to the parking lot, but since recently people are allowed to wander through the collection of Moss buildings.
How to get there?
From downtown Los Angeles, take the 10 Freeway west and exit at Robertson Boulevard. Turn left onto National Boulevard and continue for about a mile, turning right onto Hayden Avenue.