Some say this building, smack-dab in the middle of it all on South Palm Canyon Drive, looks like a white cloud against a blue sky. Others claim it’s more like an oversize mushroom. No matter what you think, it’s an eye-catcher. A functioning bank since 1959 designed by Victor Gruen Associates, the structure was inspired by Le Corbusier’s chapel in Ronchamp, France. The distinctive wide overhang shades out the hot desert sun, while the bulbous styling and round corners come straight out of a period cartoon.
Visit Palm Springs – mid-century modern architecture