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) When Planners Meet! Let the Bitching Begin "They should just taken all the planners in attendance on a fly over of Las Vegas and surround sprawl and said, 'Don't do this.' And just sent them all home with a very important lesson learned."
2) Construction Watch: UCLA Life Sciences Building in Westwood "Gee, only $885 psf for a building a for-profit developer could have delivered for half that. are all college, school district, museum, hospital and public sector projects run by former pentagon procurement staffers?"
3) Neighbors Hating Americana at Brand's Tower "I agree, this disco tower actually is an improvement. This is a real non-issue and gives NIMBYism a bad name. We can all try harder."
4) Breaking: Grand Avenue Project Construction Delayed Until 2009 "There are, in fact, some eerie parallels with the Disney Hall delays. Both are on County parcels. Both ran out of $$ during a recession. At least DH had a (it turned out later, purely ceremonial) groundbreaking. Then, following excavation, the whole thing ground to a halt because of Frank Gehry's cost overruns. In these years more than one wag derided the project as 'Disney Hole.'"