Will the streetlight of the future contain cameras, charging stations, speakers and sensors to detect gunshots? Yes, if the new Smart Node, now being piloted at a site on Wilshire Boulevard, passes the test.
Billionaire philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen has likened his planned research center and think tank in the Santa Monica Mountains to a secular monastery. Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron is designing it. What is the Berggruen Institute, will the neighbors welcome it and what’s the thinking behind the spheres?