Tag: CBS Television City

Plan for $1.25 billion expansion of TV City marked by some controversy

Plan for $1.25 billion expansion of TV City marked by some controversy

| April 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Renderings of the proposed expansion of CBS Television City were recently released by Hackman Capital Partners, which purchased the iconic property for a purported $750 million in 2018. The plans are not without controversy. CBS Television City opened in 1952 as the first studio facility built exclusively for the television industry. The William Pereira-designed structure […]

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David Ryu’s tenure has been a boon for preservation in CD4

David Ryu’s tenure has been a boon for preservation in CD4

| October 28, 2020 | 2 Comments

In last month’s edition, this paper went on record supporting the election of City Councilmember David Ryu to serve a second term. While Ryu has been reported upon in this paper for his work on an array of issues including homelessness, affordable housing, crime, etc., I decided to do a survey of his record on […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Crossroads of the World  — is at a crossroad

McAvoy on Preservation: Crossroads of the World — is at a crossroad

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Negotiation.” “Compromise.” “Community benefit.” “Shared values.” Words (and the attitudes and values they represent) matter. Historic preservation has always been a field in which these concepts have been employed. When precious real estate is at stake, and there is profit to be made, people in these conversations need to be mindful of what these words […]

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Preservationists eye CBS’ Television City’s future

Preservationists eye CBS’ Television City’s future

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can the CBS lot be saved? The Los Angeles Conservancy recently submitted a nomination to designate the storied CBS Television City complex as a city Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM). The move follows news that CBS Corporation may be interested in marketing the 25-acre property at Beverly and Fairfax. A possible sale has raised widespread concern over […]

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