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November 7, 2007

AIALA Celebrates 150th Birthday, Architecture Month

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Forest City execs were on hand to help kick off Architecture Month in LA, on the rooftop of the former Getty Oil headquarters, recently dubbed "The Mercury." "Adaptive reuse" was the flavor of the month:

The [American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles] selected the rooftop as the celebration’s locale because The Mercury embraces the city’s past architectural heritage and also its promise for the future, according to Carolo Caccavale, AIA/LA associate director. The Mercury represented the trend toward historic and adaptive reuse that has shaped redevelopment in Los Angeles, especially in its downtown core.

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NoLandGrab: Adaptive reuse has been a key component in many of Forest City's most recent inner-city renewal projects, except, that is, in Bruce's Brooklyn (see Demolition Update for more details).

Posted by lumi at November 7, 2007 5:22 AM