We revisit some of our favorite stories of 2018 as the year comes to an end. This story was published on Oct. 10, 2018.


East Hollywood — Is it a lighthouse? A water tower? Whatever you think it might resemble, it certainly doesn’t look like anything currently under construction nearby. And that’s what artist and builder Christoff Van Kooning intended.

“I wasn’t interested in just building a big trendy box,” said Van Kooning of the 45-foot tower. “I want to add more art to my neighborhood.”

Kooning said the tower that he and an assistant are building at the corner of Fountain and Virgil avenues is designed as “a new take on an old fashioned water tower.”

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