April 3, 1988
Los Angeles landscape architect and teacher Emmet L. Wemple, perhaps best known for his design of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, will be honored Wednesday with the 1988 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Architectural Guild of the USC School of Architecture. The award will be presented at the 29th annual guild dinner at the Town and Gown on the USC campus. Past recipients of the award are Jon Jerde, Rafael Soriano and Frank Gehry.
May 3, 1992
The Crossroads Condominium, a new multifamily residence in Inglewood, was one of six winners of the "Perpetual Awards" in the Los Angeles Business Council's 22nd annual Beautification Awards competition. The 176-unit, 2 1/2-story redevelopment project, a contemporary design in a park-like setting, was awarded the Goldrich/Kest Award for best New Multifamily Residence/Condo. The owner is Harlan Lee Associates; architect is Johannes Van Tilburg & Partners and the contractor is the Anden Group.
September 2, 1988 |
--Turnabout makes fair play for children at a Minneapolis sculpture garden, where the diminutive art appreciators are actually encouraged to climb, clasp and otherwise touchingly experience the works of world-famous artists.
April 6, 1986
About 6,000 community leaders and guests have been invited Wednesday evening to help Citicorp Plaza hosts and Mayor Tom Bradley open Seventh Market Place, the retail portion of the new downtown business complex at 7th and Figueroa streets. The three-level mall features a "space frame" and has 67 shops and restaurants. The $75-million, 345,000-square-foot mall, anchored by Bullock's and May Co.
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May 17, 1988 |
Mayor Tom Bradley, reacting to controversy and concern over the aesthetics of new development, announced the appointment Monday of an advisory panel of architects to review municipal projects and "prevent the construction of eyesores in our city." The new panel grew out of a 14-month dispute over the Central Library expansion plan. It is intended to avert such controversies by consulting with project architects and by advising the city's Cultural Affairs Commission.
November 10, 1996
We've all heard the line, "L.A. has no sense of history." And a walk down our streets may seem to confirm it. Were this Europe we'd be passing buildings steeped in the centuries. Here we're more likely to encounter newly minted malls. There's a reason for this. While Gothic and Byzantine architects had five centuries to adorn St. Mark's in Venice, Los Angeles builders had little time to accommodate the nearly 1 million people who arrived between 1920 and 1930, tripling the city's population.
January 31, 1988 |
The problem set by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects' 1988 "Real Problems" architectural student competition was to design a mixed-use project titled Metrosquare. The Metrosquare site would be above the proposed Metro Rail Westlake Park Station to be built on the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street, across from MacArthur Park.
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June 6, 2012 |
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles, his agent Michael Congdon confirmed. His family said in a statement that he had suffered from a long illness. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections - most famously "The Martian Chronicles," "Fahrenheit 451," "Dandelion Wine" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often-maligned reputation of science fiction.