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Capitol Records landmark nomination

Postby nichols » Fri May 12, 2006 12:01 pm

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Have you all seen the discussion going on over here?

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=5872

Now,
CHECK OUT AGENDA ITEM #4!

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A G E N D A
CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2006, 10 A.M.
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Room 1010, City Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Mary Klaus-Martin, President
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CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION 2 MAY 18, 2006
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B. New Business
1) Advance Calendar
2) Commission Announcements/Requests
3. WILLIAM J. HUBBARD RESIDENCE, 811 S. NORTON AVENUE, C.D. 10, CHC-
2006-2247-HCM. Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application. Motion
Required.
Applicant: Anna Marie Brooks (Owner’s Representative)
4. CAPITOL TOWER AND ROOFTOP SIGN, 1740-50 N. VINE, 6236 YUCCA, C.D.
13, CHC-2006-3592-HCM. Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application.
Motion Required.
Applicant: Daniel Paul
5. ORCHARD GABELS COTTAGE, 1277 WILCOX, 6516 FOUNTAIN, C.D. 13, CHC-
2006-2689-HCM. Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application. Motion
Required.
Applicant: Nyla Arsalinian
6. WOLFF RESIDENCE, 8530 HEDGES PLACE, C.D. 5, CHC-2006-2226-HCM.
Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application.
Applicant: David Kaplan (Owner’s Representative)
7. CYPRUS ARCH COURTYARD RESIDENCES, 1507-1509 N. HOOVER STREET,
C.D. 4, CHC-2006-3026-HCM. Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application.
Applicant Anna Marie Brooks (Owner’s Representative)
8. SKINNER HOUSE, 1530 N. EASTERLY TERRACE, C.D. 13, CHC-2006-2417-
HCM. Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application.
Applicant: Christy McAvoy (Owner’s Representative)
9. LA MARQUISE, 535 S. GRAMERCY PLACE, C.D. 4, CHC-2006-2801-HCM.
Review of Historic-Cultural Monument Application.
Applicant: Greg Cullen
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Postby Lynxwiler » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:36 pm

Anyone got some new news on this landmarking issue?

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Postby nichols » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:51 am

Passed Cultural Heritage Commission 3-0

Passed Planning and Land Use Commission (consent vote)

Awaiting City Council vote and final declaration (probably in the next ten days)

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Postby sky » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:29 am

I think it's too late - I heard it had already turned French provincial:
http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... ght=#42911

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Postby Tony » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:54 am

Sky,

That's great! And not so unbelievable either.

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Capitol Records...HISTORIC MONUMENT

Postby Marcala » Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:39 am

The city council gave it historic monument status. "Although the landmark building could be used for purposes other than studios and music label offices in the future, the council action helps preserve the Capitol Records sign on the roof, the awnings surrounding each floor and the spike on top. "

http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_319142054.html

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Capitol Records Tower

Postby Deco Lover » Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:35 pm

Glad to hear the City Council has awarded Historical Monument
status to the Capitol Records Tower. I hope this leads to other
historic buildings getting similar protection. :D

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Postby nichols » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:16 pm

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Capitol says recording quality at its Hollywood building is at risk
The music firm says a proposed high-rise next door would damage its unique underground echo chambers.

The music firm says a proposed high-rise next door would damage its unique underground echo chambers.
By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

April 23, 2008

No! No-o-o-o! No-o-o-o-o-o! That plea from Hollywood is reverberating through Los Angeles City Hall as officials try to decide whether a 16-story tower should be built next to the landmark Capitol Records building.

A Marina del Rey developer hopes to construct 93 condominiums, 13,442 square feet of commercial and office space and a 242-space underground parking lot next to the landmark, 13-floor, record-shaped building.

But Capitol executives are trying to stop the multimillion-dollar project because of fears that pile-driving and excavation for the three-level underground garage will damage one-of-a-kind, below-ground echo chambers that are used for high-end recordings.

The developer has denied that the project would harm the reverberation equipment and has pledged to try to limit noise and vibration during construction.

The famed echo chambers were designed by guitarist Les Paul and have been used by recording artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to Chris Botti, Natalie Cole -- who just finished an album there -- and Brian Wilson, who used them last week.

EMI Music North America, which operates Capitol Records, has appealed the city's preliminary approval of the high-rise, which is proposed for the southwest corner of Yucca Street and Argyle Avenue. Until 2005 that was the site of the KFWB-AM (980) radio station....

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 0378.story

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Postby nichols » Thu May 01, 2008 10:56 am

Join Hollywood Heritage president and historian Marc Wanamaker and Hollywood Heritage director of preservation issues, Robert W. Nudelman, for an overview of the history of several important movie, television, and recording studios recently sold or for sale. This will include CBS Hollywood, NBC Burbank, Sunset-Gower Studios (Columbia), KTLA-TV (Warner Bros), The Lot (Goldwyn Studios), Capitol Records (both their Vine Street tower and Melrose Avenue studios) and more.


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Postby nichols » Fri May 02, 2008 10:51 am

You can vote for CAPITOL RECORDS in the "64 Greatest things about Los Angeles" contest sponsored by Los Angeles magazine over at:

http://lamag.com/article.aspx?id=958
It made it into the top 8!

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Postby nichols » Wed May 21, 2008 1:49 pm

Capitol made the TOP 4!
Keep on voting...

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed May 21, 2008 9:12 pm

i voted for capitol records!!!

i also voted for the weather :-)

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Postby nichols » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:06 pm

Looks like that hi rise tower will indeed be built between Capitol Records and the 101 Freeway - blocking views and interfering with the underground recording studios. Via Curbed:

The press secretary from Eric Garcetti's office confirms that the city's Planning & Land Use Management committee approved that Hollywood tower opposed by musicians who work in Capitol Records, who had argued that the development's underground garage would damage acoustics in Capitol's subterranean recording studios. Via the Inbox: "In very simplistic terms, PLUM Committee members approved the Second Street Ventures project (with 28 conditions that Capitol Records and Second Street Ventures negotiated)."

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/06/b ... r_comments

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Postby nichols » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:02 pm

Statement From EMI regarding Los Angeles City Council’s Vote On Second Street Ventures’ proposed Development –

NOTE: Vote will occur on Friday July 11, 2008 at 10 am at Los Angeles City Hall

“EMI is resolutely committed to the preservation of its historic Capitol Studios, a facility that is in demand by the global entertainment industry for its unique recording qualities, its irreplaceable, subterranean echo chambers (designed by Les Paul), state-of-the-art operations and size. However, proposed plans to build a condo development and an underground parking garage by Second Street Ventures, if approved by the Los Angeles City Council at a hearing on July 11th, will significantly and negatively impact the operation of this recording studio...If the City Council votes to approve Second Street Ventures' proposal, we may be forced to shut down the Capitol Studios operations entirely and permanently, resulting in the loss of potentially hundreds of jobs and wages and an estimated $14.2 million in annual revenues that the Studios generate for the Hollywood economy directly and indirectly from film, television and music businesses. We urge the City Council to reject this proposal."

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/07/c ... s.php#more

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Postby nichols » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:10 pm

There was a ceremony unveiling the historic plaque for Capitol Records on Sunday, September 28. The family of architect Welton Becket and project designer Louis Naidorf were honored. There was a tour of the underground studio and a little reception. It was a lovely afternoon.

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nomination author Daniel Paul spoke about the history of Capitol and their move to this building in 1956.
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Architect Bruce Becket spoke of his father Welton and how their office worked in a very collaborative way to create these great places
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Conservancy director Linda Dishman
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Councilmember Wendy Greuel told a story about one of sher young son's favorite toys being a little box with a miniature Capitol records on top
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Another great day in the City of Los Angeles with councilman Tom LaBonge
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LaBonge and Greuel read the proclamation to architect Louis Naidorf
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Naidorf was only 24 when he worked on Capitol - which he described as having a 'mystery' client.. thereby dispelling those "stack of records" stories..
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Bruce Becket with the new plaque
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ModCommer John English and Bruce's wife Sharon Becket at the reception
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"Frank Sinatra's stool" in Studio A
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Studio A tour
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Charlene and Pete learn how the mixing board works
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Welton's granddaugher Alexandra Becket with her mother Sharon
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Daniel strikes a pose. Wasn't Duran Duran on Capitol?
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Moruzzi, English and Nichols


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