January 22, 1989 |
H. F. Ahmanson & Co. and its principal subsidiary, Home Savings of America, will conduct a formal opening on Tuesday for the new $100-million Home Savings of America office tower at the corner of 7th and Figueroa streets. The holding company occupies the penthouse of the 24-story building as its new headquarters, and Home Savings has once again established its downtown branch on the ground floor of the site, following relocation a block away during the construction period.
July 4, 1993 |
The USC School of Architecture is initiating a new program for the architectural community this summer with a series of two-day symposiums on topics ranging from health care architecture and planning, practice management and marketing to urban real estate, construction management and affordable housing. The all-day symposiums will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays in July and August. Programs will be led by professionals and academics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1996
State Sen. Tom Hayden, a probable challenger to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's reelection bid next spring, on Wednesday asked the city Ethics Commission to look into Riordan's relationship with a prominent architectural firm hired for City Hall earthquake reinforcement work. Late last week, Riordan acknowledged that he may have erred in acting on amendments to a contract with A. C. Martin and Associates, a tenant in a downtown building partly owned by the mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1996
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for violating the state's conflict of interest law, his attorney said Wednesday. In a proposed settlement reached last week with the staff of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, Riordan acknowledged that he had a conflict of interest when he twice acted on matters involving a tenant in the Fine Arts Building, a historic office complex in downtown Los Angeles.
November 5, 1992 |
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center does not look like a hospital. It does not have uplifting, do-gooder Gothic arches or optimistic modernist lines or any of the sanitary red brick with white trim we often associate with the places where you are confronted with your own mortality. Instead, it looks like a cross between a fancy office building and a businessman's hotel.
November 22, 2003 |
A Boston investment company said Friday that it had acquired Citicorp Center, one of Los Angeles' signature skyscrapers, for more than $170 million. The 48-story tower at the northwest corner of Flower and 5th streets, home to such blue-chip tenants as banking giants Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo Co., is probably best known as the fictional headquarters of a law firm featured in the Emmy-winning television series "L.A. Law" that ran for eight seasons in the late 1980s and early '90s.
February 23, 1992 |
In the past 20 years many office towers have sprung up in downtown Los Angeles. Created by a collaboration between private developers and public officials, these skyscrapers have come to symbolize Los Angeles' rising profile as a major financial and business center on the Pacific Rim. The symbolism is powerful, but the architecture of the towers that embody it has all too often been mediocre and unimaginative.
October 6, 1985 |
A dream is being realized in steel and concrete at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Bixel Street, created from innovative and courageous engineering. The dream belongs to Ming Yu Tsai, a Taiwan-born and Taiwan- and Japan-educated (MBA and Ph.D.) financier now based in Japan, who wants a unique architectural landmark to house the headquarters of his U. S. operations. The 38-story, $75-million realization of his dream has been topped out and completion is scheduled for January.
December 13, 1987 |
By design, composer John Harbison, just before his 49th birthday next Sunday, is spending a few days at the western end of his bicoastal existence--the eastern end being Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Monday night, in his role as director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Harbison conducts a concert he has titled "The 49ers," since the five American composers represented achieve that age this year and next.
September 20, 1990 |
In a downtown dominated by boxy high-rises with flat tops, the new $130-million, 30-story Emerald-Shapery Center on Broadway at Columbia Street is the most sophisticated tower yet. Designed by San Diegan C.W. Kim, it is also the only major downtown high-rise in at least 10 years to be designed by a local architect. Financed by the Japanese Tokyu Corp.