Thursday, January 22, 2015

Last Word on the Demolition?

The fallout following the demolition of Ray Bradbury's former Los Angeles home has continued, but KCRW's DnA architecture show has presented what may be the last word on the topic for now. Trailed online for over a week, the show was finally broadcast two days ago, and is currently online in full.

The report begins with a brief interview with the Manager of the Office of Historic Resources of the City of Los Angeles' Department of City Planning, who explains what would have been needed to have saved the house. Then buyers of the house, architect Thom Mayne and his wife, explain their plans for the property. Finally, Jon Eller of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, who only learned of the demolition after it had happened, presents a philosophical take on where we can go from here.

The show is online here:

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