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  • How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms

     How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms
    The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 toppled buildings, upended roads and even liquefied the ground under some communities, causing them to sink. The historic city saw the soaring brick spire of the...
  • LaBonge wants more study on earthquake risks to concrete buildings

    LaBonge wants more study on earthquake risks to concrete buildings
    Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge said Monday that he would ask the City Council this week to consider the earthquake risks posed by the city’s more than 1,000 old concrete buildings.   LaBonge’s call for further study follows a Times...
  • Councilman wants more study on quake risks to concrete buildings

    Councilman wants more study on quake risks to concrete buildings
    L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge said Monday that he would ask his colleagues this week to consider the earthquake risks posed by the city's more than 1,000 old concrete buildings. LaBonge's call for further study follows a Times report on concrete...
  • L.A. officials want more study on old concrete buildings

    L.A. officials want more study on old concrete buildings
    Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and conduct reports on the earthquake safety of the city’s older concrete buildings. The motions follow a Times report on concrete...
  • Letters: Fix L.A.'s concrete buildings -- now

    Re "A concrete risk," Oct. 13 In light of perhaps the most important Times story to appear in many years, it behooves the policymakers in Los Angeles City Hall, the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, the Building Owners and Managers Assn. of Greater...
  • LaBonge, Parks call for seismic study of concrete buildings

    LaBonge, Parks call for seismic study of concrete buildings
    Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and make reports on the earthquake safety of the city's older concrete buildings. The motions follow a Times report on concrete buildings that...
  • New LAX runway cracking, city sues airport contractors

    New LAX runway cracking, city sues airport contractors
    Four major contractors that built the $250-million south runway at Los Angeles International Airport are the target of a new city lawsuit that alleges that widespread construction flaws are causing the runway to wear out prematurely. The city of Los...
  • L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy

     L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a tangle of unforeseen political and legal challenges as he grapples with what action the city should take to identify and reinforce hundreds of old concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse in a major...
  • New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake

    New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake
    Tony Unruh and Keith Sidley had much in common. Both were Jewish architects from South Africa transplanted to the same Los Angeles neighborhood. Both had married non-Jewish women from Maryland, and both had two young kids. Perhaps most important, both had...
  • At Turner Construction, they dig reshaping the L.A. skyline

    At Turner Construction, they dig reshaping the L.A. skyline
    Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. As one of the superintendents for the $1-...
  • Latest 5K runs are more for laughs than laps

    Latest 5K runs are more for laughs than laps
    To cheers and techno music, Electric Run competitors gathered after sunset with glow sticks and neon spandex, fuzzy hats and face paint to run the 5K night course, accompanied by a light show. "The atmosphere was charged and energetic, and I had a great...