Developer Tears Down The Old To Build New 'Old' Buildings

Steve Lopez comments on new commercial developments in Southern California by developer Rick Caruso.
December 7, 2004, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"I may have once written that Southern California is doomed to even worse traffic congestion and smog if we don't find a way to get more people to live at or near commercial developments. But this isn't quite what I had in mind...

City development ought to be organic, and specific to history and sense of place...about preserving a city rather than erecting one...

The Grove does not merely lack soul and originality, it celebrates the death of both. But who can deny its success?"

Thanks to Rosemarie Ibanez

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Published on Sunday, December 5, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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