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As LA reinvents itself, how historical buildings can follow suit




People wait in line to see Paul McCartney in a free concert, 27 June 2007 outside the Amoeba record store where the former Beatle will be performing.
People wait in line to see Paul McCartney in a free concert, 27 June 2007 outside the Amoeba record store where the former Beatle will be performing.
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A few famous buildings in L.A. are going the way of condominium highrises and mixed-use spaces.

The Los Angeles Times building has been sold to Canadian developer Onni Group, which will turn it into retail and residential units. A similar fate awaits the iconic Amoeba Music building in Hollywood, which is going to be turned into a luxury tower with a rooftop pool. While the site of Barney’s Beanery -- the 89-year-old restaurant in West Hollywood -- is being eyed for a new five-story hotel.

Larry speaks with Linda Dishman and Vince Bertoni about how developers can reimagine urban development to help old historical buildings in the city keep pace with the inevitable march of progress.

Guests:

Linda Dishman, president and CEO of Los Angeles Conservancy,which works to preserve historic places in L.A.

Vince Bertoni, Director of Planning, City of LA