August 23, 1997 |
Cousins and architects Christopher and David Martin are the third generation of Martins to run the family business, AC Martin Partners. They are proud of the family's architectural legacy--their grandfather designed Los Angeles City Hall--and they work together nearly every day, with David, 54, overseeing design and Christopher, 47, handling overall management. But that close relationship ends abruptly after work. Outside the office, the two Martins rarely see each other or socialize together.
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February 10, 2001 |
First, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, its earth tone walls reaching heavenward. Then the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a vision of undulating steel panels. And what comes next in the renaissance of Los Angeles' downtown Grand Avenue--a symbol, in the estimation of The Times' architecture critic, of the city's "growing stature as a place of genuine cultural depth"? Central Los Angeles High School No. 9! That's no joke.
February 7, 2013 |
The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines. At 73 stories, the tower at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street will be a dramatic addition to the city skyline and a symbol of South Korea's growing status as a global economic powerhouse. The Wilshire Grand will slightly surpass in height the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower on Bunker Hill that has held the title of tallest west of Chicago since 1989.
February 8, 2013 |
Ambitious South Korean enterprises continue to make noise on the global economic stage. Electronics giant Samsung is giving Apple fits in markets across the globe with its hot-selling smartphones and tablets. Seoul-based Hyundai and Kia have been among the world's fastest-growing automakers in recent years. Portly singer Psy put South Korea on the pop culture map with his monster hit “Gangnam Style,” which has become the most popular video of all time on YouTube with nearly 1.3 billion views.
October 19, 2012 |
A team of designers led by HNTB and local firms Michael Maltzan Architecture and AC Martin Partners has won the design competition for a new, $401-million 6th Street bridge over the Los Angeles River, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Friday morning. The existing bridge, built in 1932 and designed, like many of the city's most famous river spans, by city engineer Merrill Butler, is afflicted with a degenerative structural problem known as “concrete cancer” and needs to be replaced.
December 22, 1998
UCLA Extension will host two seminars titled "Taking the Fast Track in 1999: The New Year Real Estate Forecast," examining the impact of key 1998 legal developments and looking ahead at 1999 market conditions. The seminars will be at the Marriott in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 6 and at the Doubletree Hotel in Costa Mesa on Jan. 7. Law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson will look at legal issues affecting real estate and construction, and brokerage Grubb & Ellis will present its forecast for 1999.