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July 25, 1985 | United Press International
About 40% of the high-rise buildings in Jakarta are potential towering infernos because of insufficient protection against fire, according to a government report published Wednesday. The survey of 200 buildings in Jakarta came in the wake of a series of mysterious fires that have gutted three high-rise department stores and the headquarters of Radio Indonesia.
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December 8, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a state Seismic Safety Commission report to the governor on construction safeguards in the wake of the Northridge earthquake, several leading scientists reiterated warnings Wednesday that stronger temblors will occur in California. In a pointed message delivered at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Tom Heaton of the Pasadena field office of the U.S. Geological Survey said the Northridge quake had represented "a near miss" for Los Angeles' high-rise buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1988
Concerned about fires similar to the one that raged through Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper last week, the Long Beach City Council on Tuesday asked City Manager James Hankla to calculate the cost of requiring all high-rise buildings to install sprinkler systems. Of Long Beach's 54 high-rise buildings, only 13 have sprinkler systems and 25 have partial systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council approved a safety program for large high-rise buildings that requires each to have a fire safety director and floor wardens on site. The purpose is to ensure that buildings can be evacuated quickly in emergencies. Building owners would face misdemeanor charges if they didn't comply. A final vote is required next year; about 240 buildings will be affected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Santa Ana City Council has approved construction of three 25-story residential towers near East Hutton Centre Drive and East Sandpointe Avenue, a project that underscores Orange County's trend toward high-rise buildings. The council on Monday night voted 7 to 0 to approve the MacArthur Place South project, which also includes a six-story condominium building and 14,000 square feet of commercial space.
NEWS
September 15, 1989 | CLAY EVANS, Times Staff Writer
The Assembly on Thursday doused legislation that would have required installation of automatic fire sprinklers in all high-rise buildings in the state, balking at a provision that would have forced tenants to pay for the systems. The Assembly rejected the proposal by Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) on a 39-32 vote. Opponents argued that under rent-control ordinances in cities such as Los Angeles, tenants of high-rise buildings would have seen drastic rent increases if the measure had become law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1988
While the front-page article on architecture in Los Angeles was timely, it failed to point out that what is going on in Los Angeles is not atypical (July 5). There are similar issues impacting architecture in other cities across the country including the East Coast, from whence the designer labels come. The first issue deals with sensitivity to scale. Recently, a large project designed by one superstar proposed for Columbus Circle in New York was superseded by another architect perceived better able to address the urban issues considered ignored by concerned critics.
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