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REAL ESTATE
December 8, 1985
The firm of CH2M Hill Inc. has received a $110,000 contract from the Community Redevelopment Agency to coordinate the relocation of a Department of Water and Power distribution station in preparation for development of the Library Square project in downtown Los Angeles. The distribution station will be moved from the 400 block of S. Hope Street to a site adjacent to Library Square, which will be bordered on three sides by 5th and Hope streets and Grand Avenue.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989
This week DASH, the shuttle service serving downtown Los Angeles, expanded its two routes. Buses operate every 10 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, and every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Fare is 25 cents, and the routes now serve the points shown on the map. There are also several transfer points near the Music Center and county buildings, and Arco Plaza and Library Square.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989
This week DASH, the shuttle service serving downtown Los Angeles, expanded its two routes. Buses operate every 10 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, and every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Fare is 25 cents, and the routes now serve the points shown on the map. There are also several transfer points near the Music Center and county buildings, and Arco Plaza and Library Square.
OPINION
May 11, 1986
The people of Los Angeles owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the firefighters who successfully contained the potentially catastrophic fire in the Central Library. Our Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Don Manning and Deputy Chief Don Anthony, has performed heroic service for our city. That the fire was contained and damage to the building and its collections limited was due to the personal sacrifice and strategic tactics employed by the firefighters. Watching flames and smoke pour from this cherished landmark building, threatening all its valuable contents, was a shattering experience.
REAL ESTATE
December 22, 1985
Regarding the future of Library Square, and especially the impact of traffic needs on the Spanish Steps, I share Sam Hall Kaplan's concern. Has any consideration been given to tunneling 5th Street between Grand and Flower? Fifth St. rises substantially from Olive to a high point almost directly in front of the library and then drops again as it approaches Flower and Figueroa streets. A vehicle tunnel would result in an almost flat street and allow the Spanish Steps to descend onto a pedestrian area in front of the library.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1985
Sam Hall Kaplan's column on Pershing Square made us angry. How could the city turn this historic open space over to a small, obviously self-interested group? And to spend $1.6 million, too! Who are these people? And what do they want to do? Kaplan is providing a real service to the city by keeping an eye on these people. I don't want to come downtown some day and find Pershing Square gone, or buried under a lot of tents and flags or surrounded by barbed wire, like last year. Keep an eye on Library Square too. And for that matter, all our parks and trees.
REAL ESTATE
February 17, 1985
I am responding to the fine statement (Sam Hall Kaplan article, Jan. 27) about Library Square's controversy and your well-phrased description of the pedway debate. That brought to mind the stairway I photographed a few years ago in Seattle of the Federal Building designed by Fred Bassetti, with landscape architecture by Lawrence Halprin who will also design Library Square. Your statement re: a connection is well demonstrated by my photograph, a link between two grade separated streets.
OPINION
May 11, 1986
The people of Los Angeles owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the firefighters who successfully contained the potentially catastrophic fire in the Central Library. Our Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Don Manning and Deputy Chief Don Anthony, has performed heroic service for our city. That the fire was contained and damage to the building and its collections limited was due to the personal sacrifice and strategic tactics employed by the firefighters. Watching flames and smoke pour from this cherished landmark building, threatening all its valuable contents, was a shattering experience.
REAL ESTATE
April 21, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN
Of all the bits and pieces of the ambitious $1-billion proposal for Library Square, including the 65- and 70-story office towers, perhaps the most critical is the redevelopment of the landmark library's parking lot into a park. While the towers may lend the downtown skyline distinction and offer some marvelous views, and the renovated and expanded library may attract new users and better serve the public, most people will only experience the complex from the street level.
REAL ESTATE
January 27, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Urban Design Critic
The proposed Library Square project submitted to the City Council last week has stirred a sharp debate among officials. The debate could determine the future shape and texture of downtown Los Angeles for generations to come. The debate is over whether the project--involving the refurbishment and expansion of the landmark Central Library and the construction of three distinctive office towers, a park and a monumental stairway--should be linked by a series of pedestrian bridges.
REAL ESTATE
December 22, 1985
Regarding the future of Library Square, and especially the impact of traffic needs on the Spanish Steps, I share Sam Hall Kaplan's concern. Has any consideration been given to tunneling 5th Street between Grand and Flower? Fifth St. rises substantially from Olive to a high point almost directly in front of the library and then drops again as it approaches Flower and Figueroa streets. A vehicle tunnel would result in an almost flat street and allow the Spanish Steps to descend onto a pedestrian area in front of the library.
REAL ESTATE
December 8, 1985
The firm of CH2M Hill Inc. has received a $110,000 contract from the Community Redevelopment Agency to coordinate the relocation of a Department of Water and Power distribution station in preparation for development of the Library Square project in downtown Los Angeles. The distribution station will be moved from the 400 block of S. Hope Street to a site adjacent to Library Square, which will be bordered on three sides by 5th and Hope streets and Grand Avenue.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1985
Sam Hall Kaplan's column on Pershing Square made us angry. How could the city turn this historic open space over to a small, obviously self-interested group? And to spend $1.6 million, too! Who are these people? And what do they want to do? Kaplan is providing a real service to the city by keeping an eye on these people. I don't want to come downtown some day and find Pershing Square gone, or buried under a lot of tents and flags or surrounded by barbed wire, like last year. Keep an eye on Library Square too. And for that matter, all our parks and trees.
REAL ESTATE
April 21, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN
Of all the bits and pieces of the ambitious $1-billion proposal for Library Square, including the 65- and 70-story office towers, perhaps the most critical is the redevelopment of the landmark library's parking lot into a park. While the towers may lend the downtown skyline distinction and offer some marvelous views, and the renovated and expanded library may attract new users and better serve the public, most people will only experience the complex from the street level.
REAL ESTATE
February 17, 1985
I am responding to the fine statement (Sam Hall Kaplan article, Jan. 27) about Library Square's controversy and your well-phrased description of the pedway debate. That brought to mind the stairway I photographed a few years ago in Seattle of the Federal Building designed by Fred Bassetti, with landscape architecture by Lawrence Halprin who will also design Library Square. Your statement re: a connection is well demonstrated by my photograph, a link between two grade separated streets.
REAL ESTATE
January 27, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Urban Design Critic
The proposed Library Square project submitted to the City Council last week has stirred a sharp debate among officials. The debate could determine the future shape and texture of downtown Los Angeles for generations to come. The debate is over whether the project--involving the refurbishment and expansion of the landmark Central Library and the construction of three distinctive office towers, a park and a monumental stairway--should be linked by a series of pedestrian bridges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An electrical circuit blew out in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, knocking out power briefly to about a dozen major office buildings, city utility officials said. The power failure was reported at 3:26 p.m. in an area bounded by Main Street and Bunker Hill, a DWP spokeswoman said. Buildings affected included the Los Angeles Times, Angeles Plaza, California Plaza, Library Square and the Grand Promenade. Service was restored to most customers within minutes.
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