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Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: An open letter to the Landmark Preservation Commission about Telegraph Village

To the Landmark Preservation Commissioners: At your Jan. 7 meeting, you acted to dismiss landmark (or related) status for a quaint, “uncategorizable”, unsafe, barely patronized — and utterly unique and irreplaceable — relic of ‘the Ingrate Generation’. In so doing, you really have felt the pulse of our times. In denying the application of ‘The Village’ […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Opinion

Op-ed: Calling Le Corbusier as a witness in Berkeley

The Court of Public Discussion on current Berkeley development matters now evokes Time magazine’s ‘Architect of the Century’ for his take on things. When the leaders of post-Great War Paris decided on massive ‘slum’ clearance—the second in 60 years—the rising, Swiss-born Le Corbusier presented a comprehensive solution, gratefully not taken. Influenced by the emerging International […]