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America's Best Restroom: New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms vie for top toilet title

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Photo by Jim Simmons via Cintas

New Hollywood Bowl bathrooms by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.


Without a single joke about classical movements, here is a story about the new Hollywood Bowl bathrooms.

The search for America's Best Restroom is underway, and the Hollywood Bowl is cleaning up in the Cintas sponsored competition. The newly remodeled facilities have earned a seat in the Top 10.

Last December, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to give the Bowl's bowls, sinks, dryers, lights, pipes, floors, layouts, and fixtures a high-design upgrade, with 12 bathroom areas getting an architecturally inspired makeover.

The $3 million rehab was run by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The project, led by the firm's Julie Smith-Clementi, aimed to lose the "park restroom" ambiance while still keeping things durable, Zev Yaroslavsky noted on his site.

The contest, open to any open-to-the-public U.S. restroom, accepted online nominations which were then narrowed down by a selection committee. Now it's time to VOTE for number one.

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