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L.A. Conservancy seeks to save John Lautner building
L.A. Conservancy seeks to save John Lautner building

In its day, the airy building on Winnetka Avenue was as practical as it was spectacular. Designed by modernist architect John Lautner, the building has a pie-shaped floor plan that allowed the director of the Crippled Children's Society facility to sit on an elevated platform and monitor meeting rooms, recreation areas and the outdoors campus. Now the building is marked for demolition to make room for a treatment facility for senior citizens, its Space Age architecture not considered practical for the job. But preservationists are not about to let the work of the prominent Googie architect to be knocked down without a fight. The unique Woodland Hills structure is on a three-acre...

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