FROM David Martin
The family behind Wilshire Grand For many years, Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in the city. Now a new tower, Wilshire Grand Center, is taking that title, at 1,099 feet. The architecture firm AC Martin designed both buildings. DnA visits Wilshire Grand with project manager Chris Martin and learns from his cousin, project architect David Martin, about new paths for the family behind the veteran firm.
Drone Photography at Wilshire Grand David Martin is design principal at A.C. Martin, the venerable Los Angeles architecture firm that designed City Hall and the DWP building. Among current projects is Wilshire Grand, currently under construction in downtown and to be the tallest tower in the West. Martin talks about using a drone to examine views from Wilshire Grand and how the experience prompted mixed feelings about the new technology.
Is It Time for Los Angeles to Finally Grow Up? The character and the landscape of Los Angeles is undergoing a transformation. Many large building projects, on hold since the Great Recession, are not just back on the drawing boards but under construction. We used the Public Insight Network to ask our listeners how they feel about that. We also hear from designers, builders and architectural writers. This story was informed in part from sources in the Public Insight Network, to find out more visit our website, http://www.kcrw.com/insight . Special thanks, also, to Caroline Chamberlain for production assistance.
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