April 18, 1986 |
Smith International Inc. has agreed to sell three of its real estate properties, including the Irvine headquarters of its largest division, and some manufacturing equipment for $77 million. Proceeds from the sales are intended to boost the working capital of the Irvine-based oil service company, which has entered a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding to reorganize its debt.
February 16, 1986 |
This city's downtown skyline is an impressive architectural display of styles, shapes, materials and colors, designed with elan by a bevy of the profession's superstar firms. There is a sparkling blue-green, reflective-glass tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; a sleek, silver edifice by I.M.
December 4, 1988 |
To passers-by along historic Strand Avenue, the buildings of Old Galveston Square look like any of the other 19th-Century structures restored a few years ago to boost this island city's tourism appeal. And yet the windows are dusty, the suites empty, the project unfinished. J. R. McConnell was here.