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Architect Thom Mayne received the 2005 Pritzker Prize for the design of the headquarters building of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, completed in 2004. The design is a glimpse at the future: environmentally-friendly photovoltaic cells transforming sunlight into electricity (on the southern wall) and double-thick glass (on the western-facing side) keeping interiors cool and eliminating the need for air-conditioning. The design and construction of the building were featured in four episodes ot 'Modern Marvels', a series on the History Channel, documenting the challenges of its Modern Marvels' documented the construction of tall buildings over the past two centuries.

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