BEVERLY HILLS: It's "American Idol," Eli-Broad style. The shortlist to design Broad's new Beverly Hills museum is out: Thom Mayne, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Rafael Viñoly, and Christian de Portzamparc will present ideas to an advisory panel as part of a design competition next month.
LOS ANGELES: A recap of where the city is in terms of its fight with Skytag owner Mike McNeilly and his 1969 posters: One tenant on Wilshire Blvd successfully sued over the image, claiming the graphic violated the terms of his lease. Legal papers filed by the city revealed that the graphics may result in $50 million worth of fines (all the graphics, not just the 1969 ones). Meanwhile, the Planning Commission delayed its decision over the new sign ordinance draft. Meanwhile, one of the bigger signs (seen above) still looms downtown.
CARTHAY CIRCLE: At Dan the Miner’s unveiling, it was revealed that at least one neighbor may have heard the “sawing noise” of Dan being cut in half. "He was cut on site," was the rumor. So will thieves come back again and chop off his head? Who knows. But the seven-foot statue is back on his rock.
MID-WILSHIRE: Dream a little dream. 1980s era renderings of those subway stations have recently been uncovered amid news that Metro has moved forward on actual subway plans.
DOWNTOWN: How you feeling, Ms. Evo? We checked in with sales at the downtown condominium via a Q and A with the head of marketing for the South Park development.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS: Circuit City is being liquidated and so are condo buildings. Plans were announced to sell off 18 units at the City View Garden condo project left; pricing starts at $275,000. Not cheap enough! screamed Curbed readers.