The best posts usually originate in our comments. To give appreciation to our amazing (and sometimes angry) commenters we feature their broad strokes of wisdom in a tidy comment roundup.
1) Become An Architect, Make More Money "The best way to make money as an architect in this economy is to use your plotter to run off $100 bills. (And it's worth it to spend a little up front on the paper. Get the good stuff. Cheap bond won't cut it.)"
2) LA Live Christmas Kickoff Coverage: ...About that Plaza? "Give it time. It's not like there's the need for something on this scale. As the recession deepens, they'll realize the need to stave off potential blight and respond to market demands form more community useful amenities. Ugly as it is, it was smart of them to make things so inward facing, as that will limit any potential riot damage."
3) Trellis Redux: Frank Gehry's El Segundo Compound "Hey, we're lucky Gehry is keeping his studio in Southern California, because everything he designs for the next several years will be for countries that actually have money - like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Oh, and Canada, Brazil, the UK. If Gehry, who's getting really old and certainly doesn't need the money, wants to have a legacy that includes more than just Bilbao and its many knockoffs, he should start giving back to the city where he lives and design some low income housing...or even a mixed-use complex anchored by a Target (I got it right this time)."