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by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sven Kirsten's Silver Lake tiki paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

And Tiki Modernism!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bullock's Pasadena
Replies: 17
Views: 6057

It really is spectacular both inside and out and with free parking.
There is no comparison to the El Paseo version.
It also carries higher-end merchandise.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Barbizon neon relit
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Nice. Such will brighten an older Wilshire adjacent neighborhood.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Grand Avenue plan approved
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

The County and City got in too late.
Now it is time to give back the $50 million.
Another office tower, expensive gym and hotel is really unnecessary.

Besides, all of the action downtown is around LA Live.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: carnival tikis
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Are they actually Tikis?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: googie tour in LA Times
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

That was a good article. I remember being happy that the LAT was putting googie architecture in a favorable light and emphasizing a wide range of styles.

I wonder why the Starbuck's on Crenshaw wasn't included.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Kite Coffee Shop in South LA reopens
Replies: 12
Views: 7568

If one goes, one should also check out Chips, located at 11908 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed May 28, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bye Bye Culver Theater, Hello Kirk Douglas Memorial
Replies: 12
Views: 2463

I love a happy ending!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed May 28, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Kite Coffee Shop in South LA reopens
Replies: 12
Views: 7568

Good call.
I am going to have to check this out.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Grand Avenue plan approved
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

LA Weekly 4/9/08: WHAT BECOMES A ROYAL FAMILY MOST? Could it be the $95 million in subsidies from Los Angeles taxpayers — the windfall bequeathed to the Dubai royal family, whose co-ownership of the behemoth Grand Avenue development was approved by Los Angeles politicians last month? (Click to enl...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Culver City: Then and Now
Replies: 1
Views: 827

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Broadway makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 2419

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

The premature termination of the Red Line at Western, far East of LACMA, Park LaBrea, etc., in part based on the ban on spending $$$ purportedly based on the methane issue is a perfect example of the half-assed nature of the Red Line. Nevertheless, the MTA has inverse condemnation ability and could ...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Village Green 1/1 $285
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Reduced to $275K!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8314

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Los Angeles, CA - Village Green 1/1 $285
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Los Angeles, CA - Village Green 1/1 $285

www.villagegreenla.net

Open house Saturday, 3.9.08

PS: It is my unit - so speical deals given to Lottalivng members!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Broadway makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 2419

http://www.bringingbackbroadway.com/images/uglybroadway.jpg Nichols! Where did you get this proposed rendering of the Roxie and Cameo Theaters without their marquees? I completely protest the removal of any of Broadway's theater marquees and will gladly behead whoever proposed such a notion. What a...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Cesar Pelli Fox Hills Mall remodel
Replies: 4
Views: 997

I thought after Pasadena and Santa Monica's redos to eliminate the roof on malls, and the Caruso development in Glendale, Westfield would have caught a clue.

NO MO INDO MALLS

It is so like 1980.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Carthay Circle theater statue in Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 2431

Where is it located in Carthay Circle?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

Does the BCAM remind anyone else of Palm Springs with the mid-century style with the narrow vertical supports and the canopy? Why aren't the landings/balconies on the 2nd and 3rd stories larger - particularly considering what a magnificent view is present to behold? I also feel as if the singular, n...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

LA Curbed also takes note of the NYT scornful evaluation of the BCAM: In two withering reviews, the Grey Lady's architecture and art critics tear L.A.'s newest cultural addition, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, a new one. In his piece, arch-writer Nicolai Ouroussoff uses sentences like, "[BC...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Googie Coffee Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 44867

Should this thread be a permanent stickie?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

An extremely well written review, even if I disagree with much of the content. The BCAM was conceived and built with the idea of blending this building into LACMA's pre-existing campus, one which includes disparate architectural gems like the streamline modern May Co. bldg, the dramatic & imposi...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

Looks like a nice addition.
The red is dramatic.
I am glad that balconies are added, like the Getty Center.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1971 Pereira building on Wilshire to get $22m makeover
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

developers on the south side of this stretch of Wilshire, responding to the LACMA expansion, have begun taking similar steps to re-engage with the streetscape. Wayne Ratkovich, who owns the property at 5900 Wilshire, directly across from LACMA between Ogden and Spaulding, has been working with Richa...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Prince/Windsor Restaurant
Replies: 3
Views: 790

By Jonathon, http://www.latimemachines.com The Windsor Apartments The Prince (Windsor) Restaurant The Windsor Apartments (3198 W. 7th St., Wilshire Center/Koreatown), for decades referred to as one of the largest and most elegant apartments in Los Angeles, opened for business in March of 1927. Locat...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Scottish Rite Temple - Wilshire Blvd. Millard Sheets, 1961
Replies: 42
Views: 21536

Re: I for one

Would find a residential use kinda inappropriate. All those windows and balcony's fronting busy Wilshire Bl.?-Doesn't seem like much of a condo/apt selling point to me. What ever the ultimate fate is-somehow at least save the components of the building in particular the Millard Sheets artwork. Does...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Broadway makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 2419

A convincing argument that this initiative is one of many and will not work any more than the past and that the City has already sold its soul to LA Live (Staples Center) and the financed plague (stupid-my opinion) Grand Ave project: Making over L.A.'s Broadway Restoring the glitter to Broadway will...

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