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Photo: A rendering of the proposed 6AM development in downtown LA's Arts District (Herzog & de Meuron)

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Avishay Artsy

Wilshire Boulevard Temple to get an events center 13 MIN, 37 SEC

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA are designing a new events center for Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a historic synagogue in Koreatown. It was built in 1929 under the supervision of Rabbi Edgar Magnin, known as the "Rabbi to the Stars," and funded by Hollywood moguls. The events center has a far more contemporary and open feel from the Byzantine-domed sanctuary. DnA producer Avishay Artsy asks the rabbi, why did the temple need a name brand architect? And will the two buildings "talk" to each other?

Guests:
Steven Z. Leder, Wilshire Boulevard Temple (@rabbileder)
Shohei Shigematsu, OMA (@sho_shigematsu)

More:
LA Times on LA arts patron selling Cy Twombly painting to fund center
NPR on the Temple Hollywood Built

Herzog & de Meuron in the Arts District; OMA in Santa Monica 14 MIN, 42 SEC

At the intersection of Alameda and 6th Streets in the Arts District, the Irvine-based developer SunCal has plans for a combination of office, live-work and retail space, on a site the size of 11 football fields. The Swiss architecture firm of Herzog & de Meuron is proposing an alternative to car-centric LA -- a high and low-rise combination of work, home and shopping. Meanwhile, in Santa Monica OMA has designed a hotel, residential and office complex for a "superblock" at 4th and Arizona. Will these projects take LA into the future or meet resistance to their height and density?

Guests:
Dan Rosenfeld, Urban Partners
Pierre de Meuron, Herzog & de Meuron
Shohei Shigematsu, OMA (@sho_shigematsu)
Peter Zellner, USC / Zellner and Company (@ZellnerPeter)

More:
Curbed LA on the two 58-story towers proposed for Arts District
Christopher Hawthorne on the proposed Arts District development

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