Where “culture and commerce collide”

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The other day, while watching a video on the online architecture and design journal Dezeen, I heard buildings referred to as “spaces of possibility and spaces of convergence.” The video played as part of a promotion focusing on the Bradbury, Los Angeles’s oldest landmarked building. I have visited the Bradbury many times throughout the years for no reason other than to admire it. Though the exterior doesn’t look like much, the interior, a vertical world of wood, cast iron, and marble, is nothing short of extraordinary. From the central atrium, the eyes lead inevitably upward, over ornate balconies, stairwells, and open cage elevators to an immense skylight. …


roger mensink

frondeur / father of none / lifelong optimist

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