This summer, through Los Angeles, the Getty has sponsored an array of architectural exhibits and events at a range of venues, all under the umbrella of “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.” As part of Pacific Standard Time, the latest cicLAvia–boulevards closed to cars to allow for walking and biking–will take place along Wilshire Boulevard. And this cicLAvia has an added layer: stories about the buildings and urban design on that boulevard that took place in the time period being covered by Pacific Standard Time. To coincide with with all this activity, distinguished journalist and urban critic Edward Lifson invited Doug Suisman to talk about Wilshire as part of Lifson’s KCRW radio series, ”Iconic Wilshire Boulevard.” Suisman delivers a meditation on the changing nature of a strip conceived for cars. You can listen to it here.
April 15, 2013