This blog celebrates Art Deco architecture and design in Toronto and elsewhere around the world, profiling Deco buildings, activities and preservation issues.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Heritage preservation 1, Telecom 0 in Los Angeles
State-of-the-art technology was frequently celebrated in the Art Deco decoration.
So, isn't it a delicious irony that a bid by the U.S. cellular telephone company T-Mobile was denied its request to place four unsightly cell transmission towers atop the 1930-31 La Marquise Apartment Tower at 535 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, designed by architect Paul Kingsbury?