Pledge Your Support to Save the Century Plaza Hotel!

The infinitely noble Los Angeles Conservancy has just issued this important alert for all interested in preserving the architectural heritage of Los Angeles:

THE CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL:
ONE OF AMERICA’S 11 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Century Plaza Hotel to its list of  America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places on Tuesday, April 28. Now’s the time to take action to save this mid-century modern landmark from the wrecking ball. Take a pledge and support preserving it today! Take the Pledge

On the Conservancy’s website you can learn interesting facts, read recent articles, and view TV broadcast pieces on the hotel. Go to the LAC Site

On the National Trust’s website you can learn more about the Century Plaza, share your stories, and view a historic timeline. Go to the 11 Most Site

If you’re on Facebook, join our fan discussion about the Century Plaza’s significance. If you aren’t a fan, become one now to get updated information on this issue. Go to Facebook.

About the Century Plaza:

Completed in 1966 by architect Minoru Yamasaki, the Century Plaza Hotel is a highly significant example of mid-century modern architecture and an important part of Los Angeles history. The hotel has played host to U.S. presidents, most notably Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, whose frequent stays at the hotel earned it the nickname “The West Coast White House.” Richard Nixon held the first Presidential State Dinner outside of the White House at the Century Plaza in 1969 to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts back to earth after the first manned moon landing. Countless entertainment, charity, and political events have been held at the Century Plaza over the years, not to mention numerous weddings and other family celebrations.

Minoru Yamasaki designed the hotel with its unique arc that conveys the optimism of the 1960s and of Los Angeles at that time. Yamasaki also designed the World Trade Center twin towers, the twin Century City Towers, and many other buildings across the country and the world. As one of only about a dozen architects ever featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, Yamasaki was a highly influential architect, and the Century Plaza Hotel is one of his greatest works.

Posted by

Gen Y reject and wage slave extraordinaire.

4 thoughts on “Pledge Your Support to Save the Century Plaza Hotel!

  1. I can’t believe there is even consideration of tearing down this building, especially, after the Ambassador was torn down. Fight the good fight!

  2. Hello,

    This is Rose writing from http://www.huliq.com. I visited your blog and liked your content.

    Would you be interested to send us a guest post on any of the issues related to the topics that you cover in your blog. We will publish it in our site http://www.huliq.com

    In return with each guest blog we will give one link in the author’s byline back to your blog. We only ask that the guest post ( we prefer it be a news coverage, sources can be Google News, CNN, MSNBC, Yahoo News, BBC and others) be a unique story and not be published in your blog.

    HULIQ is indexed by Google News and Google requires that the length of the unique news is at least 5 paragraphs. We desire it to be at least 6 paragraphs if possible. And that all need to be a unique content. Once you send us a new story totally unique we will immediately publish it with you link in it, and within 15 minutes it should be indexed by Google News.

    Also, please structure author byline as follows:

    author’s name:
    author’s e-mail:
    author’s blog url:

    Please let me know if you may have any questions about http://www.huliq.com.

    If you want to consult the topic with me first that’s perfectly fine as well.

    Many thanks
    ruzik.mail@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s