New life for old buildings: MOCA, a Hollywood library, Target Husk

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The long-dormant construction project at Sunset and Western in Hollywood has developed a social media persona. The sentient half-building “Target Husk” shared its existential struggles with DnA. Image courtesy of Target Husk Facebook

MOCA’s new director Klaus Biesenbach plans to restore “luminosity” -- and, maybe, water -- to the Grand Avenue building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Arata Isozaki. Also, if you own an abandoned building or a vacant lot in Los Angeles, the city wants to talk to you about putting supportive housing there. And, an abandoned big box store in the heart of Hollywood has developed sentience. It posts to Facebook, and tweets. We’ll talk to "Target Husk."