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Century City 'Disaster'

March 24, 1991

I was sickened to read architecture critic Aaron Betsky's rhapsodizing over the architectural splendors of Century City (Times, March 14). To those of us who live near Century City, it represents, above all, an infinite source of obnoxious traffic and disruption in what was once a bucolic residential haven. From my view, Century City ranks as an ecological disaster to the Westside akin to the magnitude of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The difference between the two is that Century City was a premeditated assault upon the community--Exxon Valdez was an accident abetted by negligence.

But "perfect image?" "Grand corporate precinct?" "Immaculate white reference points?" What garbage! Try driving on Olympic Boulevard.

MARK A. STERN

Beverly Hills

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