The different sections of the block have different cornerstones set by succeeding generations.
Believe it or not. This thing rotates. When it's not broken.
It is now broken.
There's a longer story about why that's a big theme, and why this building even exists. Maybe we'll get to it later.
One, Ruben Salazar, has become a legend on LA's Eastside and a symbol of Chicano professionalism and success. He's even on a stamp.
Here's my desk by the way.
Everybody makes fun of the monitors I've scrounged through the years. But I'll be honest. I've never seen too much Linux.
(Pronounced "Tweeg", of course)
You know @LATdatadesk likes you if we made sure you scored a second monitor out here.
Here is the Business Section's "Museum of Defunct Technology."
Before it closed up, I took some video. The Cipher 9's still ran!
Here's the tape:
It displays some of the most famous work from @latimes history.
My favorite are the handdrawn World War 2 maps of Charles Owens, shown working here.
It has been removed and replaced with old photos. The grooves in the upper left here once held lettering spelling out INTERACTIVE.
One, which once appeared on the paper's masthead, praises "the true cause of industrial freedom."
I'm told that was an anti-union slogan of their time.
That event shaped the Chandlers' politics for generations and is embedded in much of the art and rhetoric we see here.
My favorite is the position of respect of given to the game of Bridge.
See which current and former staff you can spot here.
(Sorry for the low quality of these photos. I an obviously a bad photog and I'm now venturing into poorly lit parts of the building.)
Its most recent occupants were Ross Levinsohn and the so-called "shadow newsroom" being developed by @tronc.
The space is now vacant.
Watch it go.
Its message is something we'd probably all do well to heed before retweeting.
This is one the places I can't get into with my badge. But that won't stop us from trying. Let's keep moving.
It starts with @LATdatadesk. Mostly Metro section reporters past that.
Because it extends like a tail from the core of offices behind me, this strip is know as "Baja Metro." The area beyond: "Cabo."
The inner ring is known as "The Glass Offices."
The term is code for upper management and is often used as a collective noun. As in "The Glass Offices haven't weighed in yet."
It is currently vacant, and has been since our previous editor was fired.
Most recently is has served as a war room for @WapoEngineering programmers during deployments to overhaul our CMS.
Since I'll probably never have another chance, let's check it out.
This is not a drill. Welcome to the @latimes training center.
Just keep following the arrows, the email said. What could go wrong?
The basements of the @latimes building hold some of its most exquisite joys.
There was once a "music room" down here where staff were encouraged to hold band practice.
You found it, and I'm not kidding, by following emoji painted on the walls.
For my final trick of the day, we scale to the top of the old factory building to explore the Chandler Family's inner sanctum.
Ready? Let's hope I don't get locked in.
Now a co-working space. Locked.
I'm sorry to report the beautiful circular table appears to already be gone.
Underneath where it once sat, the Times-Mirror logo.
That's the end of today's adventure. Thanks for joining me.
If there's anything yet you'd like to see, let me know. I've got a couple weeks left and I want to memorialize as much as I can.