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LA Times preservation article

Postby HappyBunny » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:56 am

Well, it feels like better late than never... but hopefully this will bring attention to our past. As I read the article, I was struck by how many places have been lost since this was first discussed in 2001. The Ambassador, anyone?

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Postby mod cats » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:17 pm

This is amazing... I've got to admire their ambition taking on such a huge effort. Has anyone in L.A. done anything even remotely like this before? I'm really looking forward to checking out the Web site when it's up.

Yes, the Ambassador ... and what was the name of the building whose facade was featured in "Xanadu" ... yes, I admit that I like the movie but I LOVE that building ... is it gone, too?

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:00 pm

Lynn in Sherman Oaks

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I wonder have they

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Postby mod cats » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:20 pm

When did the Pan Pacific burn? Are there any coffee table-type books out there with pix of it back in the day, along with current and lost L.A. architecture? What a shame that it's gone.

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Postby Synthetrix » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:03 pm

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Postby davidk6 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:06 am

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Postby nichols » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:41 am

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Pan Pacific Park (from Pan Pacific Park)
1986
(Los Angeles Times collection via UCLA)
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The replacement:
http://www.cmacn.org/publications/profi ... 3/5-28.htm

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Postby nichols » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:47 pm

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Postby Tony » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:38 pm

The Pan Pacific was a great Wurdeman & Becket building, wasn't it!

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:12 pm

It was one of the best Los Angeles had to offer.

I still want to cry when I pass by.
While I glad for the replacement, it is better than nothing at all.
However, I still feel that the replacement only mocks me as it is so inferior to the original.

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Postby davidk6 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:01 am

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:46 pm



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