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In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams


By Anne Pautler

Published Jan 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Pauley Pavilion / Adams 1966 / Cooley 2013
Adams shot from the roof of Engineering I — demolished in 2011. So Cooley found a vantage point on the bridge between Engineering IV and V. His 2013 shot shows the distinctive roof trusses of Pauley, reminiscent of a basketball net, as well as the new concourse that wraps the building since its 2010-2012 renovation. Beyond Pauley Pavilion is The Hill, the undergraduate residential community — by far more densely populated, both by buildings and by students, than it was when Adams came to UCLA. (In the foreground of Cooley’s shot is the construction for the Luskin Conference and Guest Center.)


Photos by Ansel Adams (top) and Kevin Cooley (bottom)