On the Glendale Downtown Plan

A review of Glendale’s Downtown Specific Plan, featured in “Planning Los Angeles,” published for the 2012 American Planning Association conference in Los Angeles.

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CalTrans Building

The CalTrans building is a work-a-day office for the regional bureaucratic functions of the state’s transportation department.  As such, it is most appropriately viewed against the offices of other large regional agencies, like the Department of Water and Power. In this context, Morphosis has created the most stunning architectural expression of bureaucratic power Los Angeles has seen in decades.

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