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Old Posted Jun 10, 2009, 4:52 AM
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Originally Posted by plinko View Post
^Except that the proposal calls for tearing down a 1960's bulky hotel. Nothing to do with postmodernism.
Actually it opened in 1952. But it's been so drastically altered over the decades, inside AND out, that you can't tell at all what era it's from. In its current state it does look like it's from the 1980s:


From you-are-here.com

But when it was first built, it looked like this:

From yesterdayla.com

It was all cool mid-Century modern. But now it's gross; they changed the color, put in smoked glass windows, added tacky awnings, even changed the porte-cochere:

From communityartsed.org

It totally looks like tacky 1980s hotel architecture. I'm sure the original architects are turning in their graves.

I hope they do knock it down and build the skyscraper.
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