Los Angeles Architectural Design is undoubtedly home to some of the world’s most incredible examples of Art Deco and Midcentury Modern Architecture, also claiming houses and iconic landmarks designed by some of the best and most famous from around the world, John Lautner, Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright. Even with all of the beautiful buildings ,there are some misfires with a few buildings..
A standout example of a building was torn down to make room for an opening, the Bloc, it’s an open air mall that replaced the well known Macy’s Plaza, which it use to bed enclosed, even being noted as a “covered fortress” described by AIA Los Angeles as a "Brutalist bastard that shuts out the street, sunlight and fresh air." and It being named as the plaza that is the "second worst block in downtown."
Other possible contenders:
Practically anything by Geoff Palmer, he is the developer responsible for the Orsini, the Lorenzo. Massive, impenetrable apartment complexes, normally located next to freeways, not really liked by spectators.
Wilshire La Brea
The 480 unit mixed user located at the southeast corner of Wilshire and La Brea, they opened their doors about three years ago and was ridiculed by everyone, including the Larchmont Buzz, in which they stated, it’s a "jumble of balconies and discordant frontal planes."
Hollywood and Highland Center
A mammoth mall designed to look like the Babylon set in DW Griffith's 1916 epic picture.
The Ralph’s complex at Hollywood and Western
An unattractive Hollywood shopping center. Taking shape of a big beige blob that looks like a Vegas motel. And, it's not just unappealing, the parking situation is just a nightmare.
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