Photo: The former Metropolitan Water District headquarters in Echo Park, designed by William Pereira. (Avishay Artsy)
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Los Angeles architect William Pereira designed the former Metropolitan Water District headquarters in Echo Park, opened in 1963, as well as three buildings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, opened in 1965. Both are threatened with demolition. We talk to those who want them removed as well as those who want them preserved.
Greg Goldin, architecture critic and curator
Michael Govan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (@LACMA)
Alan Hess, architect and historian (@shotlivephoto)
Yuval Bar-Zemer, Linear City
Brian Falls, Palisades Capital Partners
Frank Escher, Escher GuneWardena Architecture (@egarchitectz)
Curbed LA: Inside the William Pereira buildings on Sunset in danger of demolition
LAist: Inside the former MWD building, now under threat of demolition
Pereira in peril: Metropolitan Water District campus tour (August 2016)
When Tracy Tynan's literary parents, Kenneth Tynan and Elaine Dundy, weren't writing with sparkling wit, they were fighting, drinking and having affairs that culminated in divorce. And behind the swirl of her parents' bohemian and literary life lay loneliness and chaos, from which clothing served as a refuge. DnA talks to the LA-based costume designer and writer about her new memoir Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life.
Tracy Tynan, costume designer and author
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