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Modern Architecture Now Officially 'Old'

Passing the 50-year threshold means that buildings can be considered for historic preservation. Starting in 2010, that means the architecture of the 1960s is coming up for consideration. The Los Angeles Conservancy is gearing up with a new website.

From the LA Times blog:

"L.A. architecture came into its own in the 1960s -- and the Los Angeles Conservancy is celebrating with a slick new website called "The Sixties Turn 50."

The site is full of cool photos, histories, a time line and even a contest to pick your favorite buildings."

LA buildings the Conservancy is already working on from this period include the Century Plaza Hotel (1966), the Columbia Savings Building (1965) and the Commonwealth Savings and Loan Building (1961).

Full Story: 'The Sixties Turn 50' celebrates birth of L.A. architecture craze

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