Sunset Stripped

According to the LA Times, the legendary Sunset Strip location of the one-time music retail giant Tower Records has a date with the wrecking ball after a failed attempt to accord it landmark status and erect a museum. An unlikely combination of both tourist attraction and hip record store, the iconic 8801 W. Sunset Blvd location (see above) was a Tower store for 35 years, until its parent company's demise in 2006.

[Thanks to Jeff Kent.]