Originally Posted by brudy
But it's not a zero sum game and these are separate issues. Having a bad homeless situation does not mean we shouldn't demand higher quality architecture and design. They are not related in the slightest.
I think it's just important that the issue of design be placed in the full context of dt in general, of the hood's economic & social trends, of issues....or problems....overall that truly effect, & negatively, far more ppl or bother far more ppl.
It's obvious that ppl's tastes do vary quite widely, in ways that I wouldn't have thought possible some time ago. So there's the law of unintended consequences. Look at how the activists in the arts dist, presumably very fussy about good design....or at least design that fits their personal tastes....got the devlpr of the AMP apt proj to redo it. The ppl living around there apparently didn't like the original work, although I think the redesign is very disappointing & would have complained if the 2nd design was the 1st proposal, & then said it should be redone, & visa versa.
I remember your saying that you like the look & feel of the arts dist, but I'm fairly sure that just as much of the public will judge that part of dt as overly gritty & too rundown for their own tastes.
different strokes for different folks.
I've seen comments for several yrs from ppl who've stayed at the doubletree hotel in little tokyo, or the former new otani hotel. When guests have grumbled about the location, it always has involved the close proximity of skid row, of how lifeless the surrounding hood was at night....as definitely was the situation several yrs ago....or how they weren't sure about their personal safety.
I'm quite certain such guests at that hotel, or most of its guests in general, won't be saying that since the new ava apt bldg across the street has such poor architecture & bad colors....&, yes, I agree it does....they'll remember to book rooms at a hotel in another part of the city the next time they're in LA.
Originally Posted by alki
As for the bldgs with racing stripes, I never said they were in bad taste. I just think they are unnecessary embellishments much like the ones that adorn TCA bldgs.
You have a habit of misrepresenting what I have posted. I would appreciate it if you would please stop. TIA.
I never said *you* said those bldgs were in poor taste.....I said that *I* think those bldgs reflect bad taste. however, I also assumed you posted those pics not to indicate your approval of the architecture, but to make another point.
coincidentally, the site of the large devlpt at 6th & bixel was filmed by someone & posted to youtube yesterday. btw, the palm trees shown in the artwork look like a type of palm that doesn't exist in LA. They look like coconut palms, which can survive in places like florida but are one of the few variety of palms that isn't suitable for our climate.
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