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Perino's

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Postby Lynxwiler » Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:19 pm

I'm feeling slightly ill. No, I'm now feeling quite ill. Excuse me, but I have to leave the room and vomit after looking at that insult called the Perino's Apartments.

OK, I'm back.

How flattering it must be for a renowned architect, Williams, to have a building demolished so an "inspired" replica can replace it. How kind the owners are to keep a few architectural remnants on hand to continually remind the public that they demolished a piece of history to make room for -- what exactly?

Just how many architects today can say that their building is historic before it's even constructed? How many can say that PARTS of their building are historic before it's even constructed?

This new complex does have a vestige of class as seen in the creatively appropriated Paul Williams chunks that their 4th-grade architect pasted onto the facade like macaroni on a cardboard California mission. I must admit that the Perino's Apartment complex has some intriguing characteristics -- like Frankenstein. A piece here and a piece there will not make this building attractive no matter how many Marty Feldmans sew it together.

How about another analogy? Humpty Dumpty perhaps?

The Perino's developers should learn from their nursery rhymes and just let the dead stay dead. Take the bodyparts from the old Perino's and donate them to the Los Angeles history collection at the Natural History Museum. Give them a proper burial in formaldahyde and say goodbye.

I understand the time has come for demolition, and that I can accept. The Perino's restaurant is a most beautiful ghost and its elegant corpse on Wilshire Boulevard will be missed.

The answer to this preservation game is to say farewell to a lost love -- not glue her limbs to a common apartment building.

To the developer, I would like to give an award for heroic egoism. To the architect, an award for blatant thievery.

Goodbye Perino's.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:03 pm

Bump.

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Postby Adriene » Thu May 13, 2004 5:09 pm

I can't even look at that auction site. Scavengers pillaging an open casket to me. No doubt it will be well attended.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:49 pm

And so it begins;

Perino's neon logo sign and backlit plastic signage are now gone. Stolen?Or removed for reuse on the new apartment structure yet to take be constructed?

Hmmm.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:39 am

Perino's restaurant is now gone.

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Postby nichols » Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:19 am

The signs are in storage (along with representative light fixtures and hardware to be replicated) and are planned for use in the apartment project. The distinctive metal canopy, which was originally slated for preservation was destroyed after a consultant reported it was unsound.
Sniff.

Some of you might find this amusing: http://findadeath.com/funstuff/perinos2/perinos2.htm

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Postby nichols » Thu May 24, 2007 9:40 am

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Postby nichols » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:09 pm

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Postby Perks » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:28 pm

Ugh. Where to begin? Words escape me...
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Postby Tony » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:49 pm

It was so nice of them to have saved the doors. Now that's what I call preservation.

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:32 pm

oh well - they could have built something much much worse... :|
l like the interior display of the old backlit plastic

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Postby srk1941 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:04 am

Vomitrocious.

And how nice to have all of the drains and vents sticking right out of the first letter in your marquee.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:09 am

No matter how high the pile of crap, the Larchmont Chronicle always finds a way to write a love letter to it.

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