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LAVA Sunday Salon Talk & Walking Lost Art Deco Tour with “The Cranky Preservationist”
August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Better known as LAVA, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association newest Sunday salon on August 27 is a talk and walking tour titled “The Cranky Preservationist in Search of Lost Art Deco.”
Led by architectural historian Nathan Marsak, the events begins with an illustrated lecture about the demolished black and gold Art Deco masterpiece Richfield Tower (built in 1928 and demolished in 1968), and the building currently on the same site, the now-endangered ARCO Plaza towers, built in 1972. This pair of 52-story glass towers includes a public art installation created from the Richfield’s Art Deco elevator doors.
Then, during the walk, Nathan will discuss the importance of preserving this example of Meisian Corporate International style. The building is currently as risk again: the current owners are considering a major “re-imagining” of the towers with façade changes and a possible sky bridge.
LAVA salons are a great place to mingle with those who love the classic and offbeat culture of Los Angeles. To join this fun FREE event, meet up in the basement of Grand Central Market in DTLA. See the link below for more info.