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by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Broadway makeover
Replies: 12
Views: 2419

This is very nice, particularly considering the City's severe budgetary woes.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Tower Records on Sunset - landmark nomination
Replies: 1
Views: 825

This is the result: Tower Records to be scratched from Strip Shuttered landmark has a date with the wrecking ball, angering preservationists. By Bob Pool Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 30, 2008 Preservation of what once was the Sunset Strip's most colorful place has turned into a black-and-w...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: BEST OF LOTTA LIVING
Topic: Googie Coffee Shops
Replies: 30
Views: 44867

Nice photo, Nichols.
There is an enormous office building there now.
The high cost of development and land owner's rights.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Magic Castle and Yamashiro for sale?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

L ...To make a profit from the Yamashiro and Magic Castle site after paying $70 million or $80 million, a developer would have to build 500 to 800 condominiums... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-yamashiro6jul06,1,6304231.story?ctrack=3&cset=true I think the numbers are inflated and 200 is...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Eastern Columbia back to life
Replies: 13
Views: 2625

Johnny Depp apparently calls the Eastern home.

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/06/j ... pp_eye.php
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:52 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: Randy's Donuts, Los Angeles, California
Replies: 55
Views: 36972

There are at least five of the old Big Donut Drive-In locations still in existence. They are: Randy's -- 805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood Kindle's -- 10003 S Normandie, LA Dale's -- 15904 S Atlantic Ave, Compton Donut King II -- 15032 S Western Ave, Gardena Bellflower Bagels -- 17025 Bellflower Blv...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Best Modern Hotels in Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

After checking, maybe these:

Desert Riviera Hotel

The Horizon Hotel

Movie Colony Hotel
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Best Modern Hotels in Palm Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

Best Modern Hotels in Palm Springs

From an architectural perspective, which would be the best places to stay.
Although my first choice would be Caliente Tropics, I do want to explore the modern possibilities.

Price is not an issue as I will only be there on Sunday night.

Thanks.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Perino's
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

I am sure they were motivated by the $2K - $6K month rents more than anything else, but my real concern is that for such rents, they really minimized the effect of Perinos. A few sconces, the doors and some chandeliers? Is that it - what they decided against using the door knobs? Why wasn't Perino's...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Weekly: What we lost in 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

a new lobby and retail http://www.5900wilshire.net/ Will there really be an futuristic, airy atrium like referenced on the site - or will it just be another ordinary infill, complete with a Starbucks, Baja Fresh and Panda Express? Any locations for the Eastern space - maybe turning it into a club a...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Are There Any New Buildings Built to Look Googie?
Replies: 13
Views: 4991

I also noticed Rocket Smog on La Cienega, just South of Jefferson - which has a 50s style Space-Age Rocket on the property!
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Weekly: What we lost in 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Although I welcome the demise of the uninspired brown interiors, what is the new owner planning for the lovely open air spaces?
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Nichols quoted in Curbed LA
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Nichols quoted in Curbed LA

the Welton Becket-designed House of Tomorrow is priceless. Literally. From the listing agent: "The property is listed without a price. Qualified buyers are encourage to submit offers. Interest has been strong for this site since it offers: location, parking, and quality design." We asked C...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LA Weekly: What we lost in 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

I am saddened to hear about the Leisure World globe.
I had thought it had been saved.

I pass by Clayton's sign every night, disappointed it is no longer there.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Long Live La Concha - The Reconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 4497

Thank you for the good news.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman slide show
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

After seeing the show, I highly recommend it.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Friend Paper Building
Replies: 8
Views: 2366

$648K for a 2&2 - I such does not factor in the monthly HOA fees.
Very steep to live in an architectural jewel.

I don't get what is so terrible about the interior.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 5877 West Third Pride Uniform (deco tower bldng)
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Too bad, I really liked this building.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Julius Shulman slide show
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

ULIUS SHULMAN'S LOS ANGELES October 6, 2007 - January 20, 2008 Central Library - Getty Gallery This exhibition, organized by the Getty Research Institute, features 150 rarely seen photographs from the Julius Shulman photography archive in the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty ...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Historic Theater District Revitilization Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Good article, Nichols.

Can the revitilization start with bars?
The Broadway Bar seems to be a very profitable enterprise, judging by how long it normally takes me to get a drink.

Maybe a nightclub? I yearn for the days when Mayan was a rave.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Historic Theater District Revitilization Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Historic Theater District Revitilization Plans

Does anyone know the back story behind this indirect reference in the LAT: When Villaraigosa welcomed then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair to the mayor's mansion, four companies covered the $60,000 tab. One is building condominiums in Hollywood, and another wants the city's help in revitalizing a ...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1929 Dome in Westwood is empty
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

This historic venue has been reopened as another restaurant.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Deco Leimert Theater to be restored
Replies: 1
Views: 799

I live right by there.
I can't wait.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

gee whiz... leave the buildings alone - ARCHITECTURE IS ART, TOO! why don't they paint some updates on the the art, then... for instance this Georges de la Tour painting could use some more light in it - i can't see what's going on? http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/MWEB/about/images/M77_73a.jpg F...
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LACMA expansion
Replies: 26
Views: 8428

While I did not think the exterior needed such modification, I am glad that itis not forgotten in the renovation. Similarly, I would love for the Japanese Pavilion and sculpture garden to receive some attention as it now seems disconnected and the sculpture garden is closed.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: LAX Theme Building URGENT ACTION
Replies: 40
Views: 8314

by ChrisLAXEncounter
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Wilshire and La Brea - Columbia Savings
Replies: 62
Views: 35145

Wow. That is a ginormous development.
by ChrisLAXEncounter
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1947 Royal Hawaiian to close?
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

That is excellent news!

I do note that the Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki is pink, so I hope the restaurant is painted appropriately.

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