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September 29, 1989 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writer
"Steel Cloud," the $33-million, four-block-long structure that would be poised over the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, underwent its first test by city officialdom on Thursday. It passed--sort of. In what they considered a "voluntary early review," members of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission examined an intricate scale model of the structure, quizzed architects and generally tried to ascertain how they felt about Hani Rashid's controversial design. They liked it--sort of.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1989 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writer
"Steel Cloud," the $33-million, four-block-long structure that would be poised over the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, underwent its first test by city officialdom on Thursday. It passed--sort of. In what they considered a "voluntary early review," members of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission examined an intricate scale model of the structure, quizzed architects and generally tried to ascertain how they felt about Hani Rashid's controversial design. They liked it--sort of.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1988 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
The idea was simple: Design a monument that will provide a physical and symbolic center to sprawling Los Angeles. But the catch was it had to be suspended over the Hollywood Freeway between Broadway and Alameda Street downtown. After reviewing more than 150 designs, the West Coast Gateway Committee, a blue-ribbon group appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley, announced its winner Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1988 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
The idea was simple: Design a monument that will provide a physical and symbolic center to sprawling Los Angeles. But the catch was it had to be suspended over the Hollywood Freeway between Broadway and Alameda Street downtown. After reviewing more than 150 designs, the West Coast Gateway Committee, a blue-ribbon group appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley, announced its winner Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1988
As a lifelong Los Angeles resident, I've seen oddments come and go over 50-plus years, but Hani Rashid's "Steel Cloud" is a visual embarrassment and thematic nonsense (Metro, Dec. 11). If our reputation as a city of loonies has to be epitomized, I suppose this bizarre jumble of junk will do. I fail, however, to see how this pile of girders (with less aesthetic appeal than a Catalina channel drilling platform) could possibly represent the fascinating diversity of peoples who reside here.
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February 10, 2000 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
New York's Museum of Modern Art has selected Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan to design a 50,000-square-foot temporary museum in Long Island City, Queens. The museum, which is scheduled to open in a mere year and a half, will serve as MOMA's home during the final phase of construction on a $650-million planned expansion of its landmark 53rd Street building in Manhattan. The commission will be Maltzan's first major project outside Los Angeles.
OPINION
December 11, 1988
We are not surprised that "Clouds of Steel" has emerged as the winner of the competition for a design for the West Coast Gateway Committee, even if we have serious reservations about the location that the committee has proposed and the constraints that this location has imposed on the plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989 | CAROL McGRAW, From staff and wire reports
"Steel Cloud," the architectural design contest winner that was billed as Los Angeles' version of the Statue of Liberty, has garnered another distinction--Lemon of the Year. The Downtown Breakfast Club, a group of executives who promote orderly city growth, give out annual awards to the worst and best elements of downtown. The lemon recipient had previously won an international contest inspired by Mayor Tom Bradley's quest for a monument to honor the city's immigrants. Architect Hani Rashid's design depicts a sprawling complex of restaurants and gardens above the Hollywood Freeway between Alameda Street and Broadway.
REAL ESTATE
October 1, 2000
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2010 | By Steve Harvey
The drudgery of the freeway commute is not eased by the sights along the way — the graffiti, the bad seat-belt poetry ("Click It or Ticket"), the seemingly endless number of billboards touting lap-band surgery. Occasionally, it is true, there have been flashes of freeway culture. Off-beat artist Sandra Tsing Loh performed a piano recital for motorists in a parking structure off the Harbor Freeway in 1987. Singer Robert Goulet serenaded drivers with a megaphone from a helicopter above the Ventura Freeway in 1991 as part of a Valentine's Day radio promotion.
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December 11, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
One week ago, in the afterglow of his triumph, architect Hani Rashid sipped a celebratory cocktail and gazed upon his inspiration--the heavens above Los Angeles. "I was looking at these incredible clouds," the 30-year-old New Yorker recalled. The sun was setting, turning the clouds to shades of gold and red, pink and purple. "It's the dream of every visionary architect," Rashid said, "to build clouds." So far, Hani Rashid's "Steel Cloud" has been designed, but not built. There is a good chance that his avant-garde monument, proposed to rise above a downtown stretch of the Hollywood Freeway, will never be built.
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