A Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, the building starting construction in 1955 after the British Company EMI (Electrical and Musical Industries) acquired Capitol Records that the building was named after. The building was later completed in April of 1956 at thirteen-stories high.
Many people today refer to the tower as “The House That Nat Built” due to the amount of records and merchandise that jazz pianist Nat King Cole sold for them. Capitol Records today has signed hundreds of today’s top music artists including Katy Perry, Neil Diamond, Faith Evans, Fat Joe and many more!
Capitol Music Group shared with Autism Speaks that in addition to lighting the tower blue on April 2nd they will also light the building up on the start of Autism Awareness Month on Friday April 1st and the day after World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday.