|Hi Theodore, |
I haven't quite answered your question, but in looking for photos of the second and third L.A. Times buildings I came across this site which has so many interesting photos that I think everyone on this list will find something of interest:
--- On Fri, 3/25/11, theodore barrow <theodor...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey Theodore --
Would love to hear more about your project (I'm a Bunker Hill fan and have never, for example, viewed this Kosa painting -- granted, it's not precisely Bunker Hill, but still close enough for government work).
I think it's a fascinating picture because it depicts the precise moment in time where, in fact, the Times building and the State Building did, in fact, share the same lot. The State of California, before, during and after the erection of the State Building, were up in arms about the delays regarding the Times' demolition, which the State had taken from them through imminent domain. The Times of course built their famous moderne palace across the street in a couple years later (the Kaufmann Times would be out of frame and also later than '31). I can't comment on whether it's a Kosa or not as I'm not familiar with his hand, however: images of the State Building during the moment in time when the Times building still stood on that corner are, for some reason, exceedingly rare. I'm pretty damn tickled at your having shared this.
I post on that Skyscraper Page thread a bit (I go by the handle "Beaudry," 10-4) and, with your permission, may I share this image with the group? Please feel free to say no because proprietary issues come up all the time -- but if this image is "out there" I know that there are more than a few folk on the thread who would flip over it. As I did.
(Oh, and should you be interested in a deeper explication of that corner in the early 30s, let me know and I can dig up some pix and newspaper articles.)