How A New Yorker Grew To Love L.A.

New York native Sam Hall Kaplan sums up his "25 years writing about architecture and urban design in L.A. in a New York minute."

"As I settled into L.A. and experienced its eclectic architecture, engaging hidden spaces and places, and its marvelous mix of culture, I began to revel in uniqueness....

L.A. is a city where every style has had its moment in the sun, and a parade of arching architects' their 15 minutes of fame. Unlike New York, there is a distinct tolerance in L.A. for follies and fantasies, and an embarrassment of self and publicity-conscious conceits. Or maybe it is just the result of the city's regrettable, shallow design standards."

Thanks to ArchNewsNow

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