Posts In: Downtown Los Angeles

The Richfield Oil Building

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Richfield Oil Building Zabriskie Point

If I were ever faced with the impossible task of choosing to revive only one demolished building in Los Angeles, it would have to be Richfield Tower, also known as the Richfield Oil Building.  The Richfield Oil Building completed construction in…

Published: DTLA Book 2018

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DTLA Book 2018 20 Buildings To Treasure

DTLA Book 2018: Your Guide / Year Book of Downtown LA I have lived in Downtown LA for over 6 years. During that time, I have documented the ongoing changes and gentrification through thousands of photos. As one of the…

Video: Wilshire Grand Light Show on Opening Night

June 30, 2017 Downtown Los Angeles, Video

For the last five years, I have spent a good amount of time documenting Wilshire Grand's construction. After all the glass was installed and the crane came down, I was a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong - I'm as…

Published: Parker Center in Preservation Magazine

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This month, one of my photos of Parker Center was featured in the Winter 2017 edition of Preservation Magazine. The magazine is published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is a nonprofit organization focused on saving and preserving…

A Look Inside The Title Insurance Building

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There’s nothing quite like the news of an Art Deco gem being picked up for redevelopment in Downtown LA. These days, developers snatching up historic buildings are a dime a dozen, but the Title Insurance Building is truly lucky to…

Thank You, Dwell On Design!

June 27, 2016 Downtown Los Angeles
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This past Saturday, I had the great privilege of speaking at the 2016 Dwell on Design Los Angeles conference. Known as "America's Largest Design Event," Dwell On Design boasts three days of modern furnishing and product exhibitions, 100+ speakers, onstage presentations,…

The Commercial Exchange Building

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I’ve walked by the Commercial Exchange Building at 8th and Olive hundreds of times, and there are always two thoughts that strike me: how incredible the gigantic neon sign will look once someone lovingly restores it and George R. Kress.…

The Merritt Building

November 14, 2016 Downtown Los Angeles, Historic
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The Merritt Building has long been shrouded in mystery and misery. Once one of the finest buildings in downtown Los Angeles, the 1914 Beaux Arts building has seen its fair share of suffering. It surrendered to a major height-restriction, a…