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L.A. architect David C. Martin's unusual Mexico travel journal

L.A. architect David C. Martin's unusual Mexico travel journal

Long before designing the Wilshire Grand Center, better known as the tallest building west of the Mississippi and the pinnacle of the Los Angeles skyline, David C. Martin was an architecture student at USC who spent Friday nights on “architectural joy-rides” in a Volkswagon bug, driving around the city to study Victorians on Bunker Hill or the interiors of Union Station. That sense of exploration and observation stayed with him as he embarked on more far-flung journeys, including numerous visits to Mexico to study missions and plazas, cathedrals, monuments and domes.

“For me, Mexico is familiar and exotic,...

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