60s LA Classic Saved From Wrecking Ball

IB_S_STATUS_INSTRUCTIONS =The Century Plaza Hotel in Century City has been saved from the wrecking ball, it was reported today. This is fantastic news for anyone who regards the 1966 crescent-shaped hotel (shown, left in photo by Andrew Hara) by architect Minoru Yamasaki (also designer of the World Trade Center) as a classic of both LA’s postwar Modern architecture and its Mad Men-era life and culture. For more architectural analysis, read Martha Groves and Christopher Hawthorne, here. And find out more about 60s architecture and why it matters by visiting the LA Conservancy, here.