Parker Center continues to face threat of demolition
This past week, The Los Angeles Conservancy reported that the City of Los Angeles' Municipal Facilities Committee recently voted in favor of demolishing Parker Center based on the Bureau of Engineering’s (BOE) claim that the preservation alternative will cost nearly $107 million more. The plan to replace the building was presented before the City’s Entertainment and Facilities Committee on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Read more about why the Parker Center is being demolished for the wrong reasons and view the Conservancy's alternative proposal.
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The Los Angeles Conservancy, Docomomo US, and other preservation professionals strongly urge support in reaching out to Council member José Huizar, Council President Herb Wesson, and Mayor Eric Garcetti to reconsider the preservation of the Parker Center through an adaptive reuse project.
How You Can Help
Please call and request a meeting with Council member José Huizar, Council President Herb Wesson, and Mayor Eric Garcetti and strongly urge their support for Parker Center and its preservation through an adaptive reuse project. Parker Center is located within Councilmember Huizar’s district and his position especially matters as other councilmembers are likely to support his stance.
City Council member Jose Huizar
Phone: (213) 473-7014
Chief of Staff Paul Habib, Paul.Habib@lacity.org
City Council President Herb Wesson
Phone: (213) 473-7010
Chief of Staff Deron Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Phone: (213) 978-0600
Additonal coverage of Parker Center
Los Angeles Times - 1/12/17
What’s next for L.A.’s Parker Center?
Docomomo US - 5/11/15
L.A.’s Parker Center: Should Buildings with Difficult Histories be Saved?
Docomomo US - Winter 2004
Judging Becket with Stone