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More Westward Tilt

March 26, 1989|SAM HALL KAPLAN

"Metropolis: The Architecture & Design Magazine of New York" is looking beyond the Hudson, in response "to the desire for greater editorial and advertising coverage of California," says publisher Horace Havemeyer III, in the March issue.

The magazine offered a tease for its expanded coverage in its January/February issue with an article on how MacArthur Place, a proposed Orange County development of Bell Canada Enterprises master-planned by New York-based urban designer M. Paul Friedberg, will cope with the car. It was the sort of article that serves a pre-leasing and pre-approval publicity effort well, albeit beginning with an obligatory freeway scene.

In the current issue, there is an interesting, if dated article on the home as a workplace, using, among other examples, two engagingly designed, awkwardly styled townhouses in Hollywood Heights, fashioned by the Santa Monica-based architecture firm of Koning Eizenberg.

And we always thought Metropolis is where the director Fritz Lange lived when he was not here visiting the studios. So much for parochialism.

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