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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dingbats Downtown LA SCI-Arc Southern California Institute of Architecture Frank Gehry Richard Louv. mike davis A Boom Interview In conversation with Jennifer Wolch and Dana Cuff E ditor s Note: Chronicler of the California dark side and LA s underbelly,proclaiming a troubling, menacing reality...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... beyond cliche´ which meant no beach parties, no red carpet fantasies but what did the real LA they daily interacted with mean to them? What shape did it take? How did they know when they were home Even by the end of the semester, after we had been thinking deeply about place, beyond spinner-rack...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 84–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... downtown, a Buddhist temple in Little Tokyo, as well as the art galleries and lofts in the Arts District right before going up on the bridge and crossing the LA River. Along this route his atten- tion is divided between looking down at the sidewalk and up to the urban landscape. Once on the east side of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Schmibros space Edward Soja La Caja Mágica and La Hora Mágica maricela becerra, cat callaghan, will davis, grace ko, benjamin kolder, and alejandro ramirez mendez Seeking Literary Justice La Caja Ma´gica in Boyle Heights I t is two-thirty in the afternoon on Sunday, 22 May 2016. You walk west...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... seemingly endless sprawl of the city reversed when thousands of new housing units were built downtown, and artist-activist Lauren Bon turned thirty-two acres of urban wasteland into cornfields. Her next project, Bending the River Back into the City will create sustain- able public spaces along the LA...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... a first visit that the real estate was essentially worthless. And, of course, it became ground zero for all the imagination of Hollywood, projecting moving images of fantasy plotlines onto screens around the world. Across from La Placita, the mythical origin point of Los Angeles, is Union Station...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
... catherine gudis The Other LAPD Homeless and formerly incarcerated people making art in LA s Skid Row Based in Los Angeles s Skid Row and comprised largely of the area s formerlyhomeless, the Los Angeles Poverty Department creates performances from thewritings, stories, and experiences of its participants...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 51–57.
Published: 01 March 2016
... burgeoning transit system continues to grow and con- nect the city in more effective ways. Imagine living on the 101 Greenway, a revitalized corri- dor between Hollywood and Downtown LA. Your 300-unit building is close to a new rec center and farmers market on an elevated stretch that takes in sweeping...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., both as a pattern on the map, as a monument against the sky, and as a kinetic experience as one sweeps through it The aesthetics of free- way engineering exemplified in the famous Four-Level interchange of the 101 and the 110 near downtown LA, or more recently in the extravagantly swooping 110 105...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... entirely, was best seen at a remove. Banham pointed to LA s rich heritage of private residen- tial architecture the Case Study houses and other gems as a chief asset of the city. And this heritage has become part of a ritual defense in the face of complaints about the city s air quality, traffic, and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the University of California 2016 Los Angeles Los Angeles River Bowtie Parcel Clockshop California State Parks urban art Amigos de los Rios Madrid Middle School billboards LA Open Acres LA2050 Farm LA Free Lots Los Angeles Community Health Councils urban farming farming CicLAvia...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... communities, partly because these neigh- borhoods are tied together by four pretty efficient freeways. Fresno raised itself up around its downtown, where city government is still housed. Skirting the Frog Fresno s futurist, amphibian-shaped City Hall, is an eclectic mix of buildings that house various city...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Downtown, 248. 14 Tom Steidl, High-Rise Codes & Housing Affordability in Los Angeles Let s Go LA. httpsletsgola.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/ 32 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM high-rise-codes-housing-affordability-in-los-angeles/. [Accessed: 23- Nov-2015]. 15 John R. Hall, Jr., US Experience with Sprinklers...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 65–69.
Published: 01 March 2016
... small-lot projects, sees the emer- gence of small lots as providing a much needed antidote to the housing gap. It s become incredibly expensive to buy a home in LA, and there s no help for all the people that did everything their parents told them to do go to college, get a professional job, work your...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... other neighborhoods across the region. The largest of these begins at the Catholic cathedral Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Several thou- sand participants and observers make their way through streets closed to traffic to La Placita Church. The massive float at the center of the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2015
... LA in a characteristic, unnatural spectrum. Now that spectrum is changing, which means the city s identity will be transformed, too. Los Angeles electrified its streetlights early. The first pole with lights on top illuminated downtown in 1881, just a year after New York first installed arc lights...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... opportunity for paradigm shift. In the case of the VA, that means that land should stop being just a hospital. The VA of West LA is on land that was donated to the US government in 1888 by Arcadia de Baker, who owned all of the land in one hacienda between the beach in Malibu and downtown. And she gave choice...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... asada alongside Korean barbecue, but finish it first?) While the world was taken by the novelty of Korean tacos, Choi just brushed it aside; to him, Asian Mexican fusion was as naturally Southern Californian as traffic on the 405. We re Korean, but we re American, and we grew up in LA Choi told a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 20–28.
Published: 01 March 2015
... El Monte Arts Posse art literature performance wendy cheng East of East The global cosmopolitans of suburban LA W elcome to the San Gabriel Valley America s first suburban China-town1 A typical-looking twentieth-century suburbia a few miles east ofdowntown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 29–37.
Published: 01 March 2015
... establish- ing a Pacific Littoral that would stretch from LA to Asia but reversed. Los Angeles was supposed be the center not an entrepo t in a maritime world economy with China at its center. Clarence Matson, the long time head of the LA Harbor Department, in a 1935 book about the history of the...