FROM Li Wen
AltaSea seeks to combine marine education, research and commerce The Wharf Plaza, an Education Pavilion, and a park will be part of the Waterfront Promenade at AltaSea Courtesy of Gensler AltaSea is a 35-acre campus being built on a century-old wharf at the Port of Los Angeles. The $150 million expansion brings together marine research and education, workforce development, tourism and commerce around issues of ocean-related food, energy and climate security. Jenny Krusoe, executive director of AltaSea, points to a rendering for the new Waterfront Promenade at AltaSea, designed by Gensler. Photo by Avishay Artsy. Nonprofit foundations and government sources, including the Port of Los Angeles and the Economic Development Administration, are funding AltaSea. It will be built in phases, eventually offering seawater laboratories, offices, a lecture hall, interpretive center and a wave tank. The new waterfront promenade, aquaculture research center, and science hub is seen as a cornerstone of the waterfront redevelopment of San Pedro.
Happy 100th birthday, I.M. Pei! A portrait of Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. Photo by Forgemind ArchiMedia I.M. Pei turns 100 on Wednesday. The Chinese-American architect's birthday will be celebrated at one of his noted buildings, the National Gallery of Art's East Building in Washington, DC. His many buildings include the once-controversial glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the Creative Artists Agency's original headquarters in Beverly Hills, built in 1989. His longtime collaborator Perry Chin and Gensler design principal Li Wen reflect on the designs, character and influence of I.M. Pei.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.