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Century Plaza Hotel Update

This is a reprint of an email from the LA Conservancy. I'm posting it because we have many modern historical properties here in Los Angeles that are vulnerable to development. The LA Conservancy is the premier organization that stewards the preservation movement in Los Angeles, and it needs and deserves your support. Please pledge your support and send this on to everyone you know.

Yamasaki Associates

Yamasaki Associates

Happy Birthday, Minoru Yamasaki!

Today would be the ninety-seventh birthday of Minoru Yamasaki (1912 - 1986), the acclaimed architect of the Century Plaza Hotel. The Seattle-born Yamasaki produced distinctive designs in a career that spanned five decades.

In addition to the Century Plaza, he was responsible for buildings including the 1956 Lambert-St. Louis Airport Terminal, the 1962 U.S. Science Pavilion at the Seattle World's Fair, the 1961 Dhahran Air Terminal in Saudi Arabia, Century Plaza's Twin Towers (1975), and most notably, New York’s late World Trade Center Twin Towers, completed in 1973.

Yamasaki created a complex body of work that is just now beginning to be fully understood and appreciated.

Today we celebrate one of America’s great architects and his contributions to the field. Yamasaki’s Century Plaza is one of Los Angeles’ most beloved and iconic hotels, and we thank him for it.

Yamasaki profile on the National Trust for Historic Preservation website, with links to other articles:
More about the Century Plaza Hotel:

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Thank you for pledging your support for preserving the Century Plaza Hotel. We have more than 1,350 pledges to date and would like to get to 1,500 before the end of the year. Please help us create an even stronger coalition to save this beautiful hotel!

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Photo: Minoru Yamasaki on the cover of TIME Magazine (Reprinted through the courtesy of the Editors of TIME Magazine © 2009 Time Inc.)

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