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Griffith Observatory

Reversing the passage of time at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Califormia.

As the world leader in public astronomy, Griffith Observatory has been a beloved icon of Los Angeles since 1935. It has been known as a symbol of the community coming together, working towards peace and love. Through the years Griffith has educated over 70 million visitors on the heavenly bodies of the solar system.

In 2002, Griffith Observatory decided to close its doors for a complete renovation of its facility. Due to decades of use some of the original flooring throughout the observatory was in desperate need of repair. Griffith was interested in having an exact replica of the original colorways and turned to Johnsonite for a solution and Johnsonite’s Prima Marbleized rubber flooring was  chosen as the perfect fit for the exact replica customization.  To her surprise, we sent her samples of tiles that matched the original flooring perfectly. Griffith was able to retain parts of the original flooring by intermixing it with new Johnsonite Rubber Tiles giving the observatory the opportunity to restore its original 1935 look.