Barton Myers on Bunker Hill
Date Recorded: October 15, 2013
n 1979 the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles organized a competition for an eleven-acre parcel of Bunker Hill. Maguire Partners' proposed scheme was designed by an all-star team of architects including Barton Myers, Harvey Perloff, Edgardo Contini, Frank Gehry, Lawrence Halprin, Hugh Hardy, Robert Kennard, Ricardo Legoretta,Charles Moore, Cesar Pelli, and Deborah Sussman. Although critically endorsed, their entry was not selected, and Arthur Erickson's California Plaza complex was constructed instead. Architect Barton Myers discusses the 1979 competition and subsequent redevelopment of the Bunker Hill area in Downtown Los Angeles.
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