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Quixote Apr 12, 2009 9:13 PM

This tower isn't quite as structured as the BofA.

WonderlandPark Apr 13, 2009 12:13 AM

BofA is a better design, but these are early renderings, so hopefully this gets refined & improved.

BrandonJXN Apr 17, 2009 7:24 PM

Some larger renderings.

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Quixote Apr 17, 2009 7:39 PM

It doesn't really look like the BofA.

BrandonJXN Apr 17, 2009 7:42 PM

BofA is bulky. This thing is broad. If that makes any sense. And regarding the second to last rendering: Since when does everyone in the world drive an Audi? Oh wait..I do see a VV Golf there.

Quixote Apr 18, 2009 5:12 AM

^ Yeah, that's what I meant when I said that it's not quite as structured as the BofA.

Nowhereman1280 Apr 18, 2009 5:28 AM

The best part about this proposal is the tearing down of a nasty 80's pomo building to be replaced by beautiful Modernist revival (jk about that term)!

Its about time we start trashing all of the pomo buildings instead of trashing Modernist buildings...

plinko Apr 18, 2009 5:45 AM

^Except that the proposal calls for tearing down a 1960's bulky hotel. Nothing to do with postmodernism.

Stratosphere Apr 18, 2009 6:06 AM

A spire in LA? Who would have thought?

edluva Apr 18, 2009 9:32 AM

no way. they are so different. i mean you would have to cut BOA in half down the middle to get Korean Air because it's wider. it's at most, half as similar. no resemblance whatsoever - the only similarities are in their overall silhouettes, their sloping roofs, the way their spires are positioned at the peak of their sloping roofs, their cladding, their height, and their renderings. aside from that, they're totally unrelated.

NYguy Apr 18, 2009 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by edluva (Post 4202361)
no way. they are so different.

Obviously they aren't "twins". But the similarities are there. They are more like each other than they are to any other recent developments or proposals.

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/27699373/original.jpghttp://static.worldarchitecturenews...._for%20web.jpg
The spire should be beefed up a little.

edluva Apr 18, 2009 11:32 AM

^i was sarcastically referencing some of the forumers in denial here. this is painfully inspired by the BoA building in NY. AC martin is not what i would consider to be a very innovative firm. still would be great if it goes up though.

Downtown Los Angeles Apr 19, 2009 3:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edluva (Post 4202401)
^i was sarcastically referencing some of the forumers in denial here. this is painfully inspired by the BoA building in NY. AC martin is not what i would consider to be a very innovative firm. still would be great if it goes up though.

I love you man, your great.:tup:

10101000 Apr 21, 2009 4:35 PM

I love it!!!!!

SD_Phil Apr 24, 2009 8:52 PM

5 years away. Let's hope. That's far enough away that hopefully the economics involved will make this building possible. It is a great design regardless of whether it's derivative. There's nothing quite like it in LA and that is enough to make me happy (aside from the height and bulk of the towers which also make me happy). I skipped around in the thread so was there talk of financing or is this just random pie in the sky proposal #54832 for LA?

edluva Apr 24, 2009 9:00 PM

everything in LA is pie in sky until the shovel hits dirt

JDRCRASH Apr 26, 2009 4:22 AM

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Originally Posted by edluva (Post 4214418)
everything in LA is pie in sky until the shovel hits dirt

That is so true.

philvia Apr 26, 2009 5:33 AM

came here to say it looks just like the bofa tower... but i see that has already been bought up.. for 3 pages haha

edluva Apr 26, 2009 5:37 AM

i see it as a testament to hometown bias that anybody can deny the resemblance

LosAngelesSportsFan Apr 26, 2009 8:49 PM

anyone that denies the resemblance is blind.

Anyways, this is a much better use of that corner, considering the convergance of all the rail lines at the metro center, the 7th street revival and the way the current design sucks up the life from that corner. hopefully funding will be lined up.


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