One of my most beloved piece of architecture is seriously threatened:
The original Los Angeles County Museum of Art buildings on Wilshire Blvd between Fairfax and La Brea. These buildings were built and funded by the city’s fathers (and mothers) to become a legacy for generations and generations to come. It is a slap in the face to those original benefactors and donors to even consider demolishing these stellar buildings! New Yorkers would NOT tear down their beloved Lincoln Center or Metropolitan Museum of Art? Thus, my friend, Steven Price, has started an online petition to express the concerns of citizens and also a Facebook page. I invite you to please sign and join. Below are some of his comments paraphrased a bit…
SAVE HISTORIC, ORIGINAL LACMA! Let the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors know that you support the modern ideals of preservation, fiscal responsibility and sensitive retrofitting to maintain a green structure into the future.
- Legacy: William Pereira was an LA-based architect, responsible for over 250 forward thinking buildings and master plans that created the vision of LA as the city of the future! His 1965 building complex was pivotal in making L.A. a World Class City!
- Sustainablility. Keep buildings intact and out of landfill. Around the world, centuries old buildings – have been sensitively retrofitted to accommodate new environmental standards.
- Fiscal responsibility. Donor money should go toward art acquisition and member events.
- Our children, the donors of the future. This is our opportunity to tell them: “We valued your heritage and we preserved it for you.”
SAVE the 1965 Pereira buildings & RESTORE the campus to its original grandeur! JOIN THIS GROUP AND PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD