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In Memoriam: Goodbye to the Demolished Buildings of the Decade

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Lost in the Aughts from curbed los angeles on Vimeo.

LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND: Los Angeles' indifference to its own history is infamous (and sometimes exaggerated)--we built a lot of brand new landmarks this decade, but we tore down a lot of old ones. Here is Curbed LA's Oscar-style montage of some of the notable buildings demolished this decade. (The music, however, is in honor of the Carpenters' fans, still fighting the good fight to save the band's house in Downey.)

Gilmore Bank, via Wildbell

Wolfe House, via The Post Usonian Project and Platial

Pink Palace, via The Diana-Morrissey Phenomenon

Maslon House, via Architecture Week

Original Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Shell, via Wikipedia

Biltmore Hotel, via PlasticLiving.com and via PS Modcom

Ambassador Hotel, via da90027 and you-are-here

RAND Headquarters, via Santa Monica Civic Center Public Parks

Mullen and Bluett, Wilshire, via jericl cat

Casablanca Hangar, Van Nuys Airport, via you-are-here

Mann National Theater, via you-are-here

Santa Monica Ficus Trees, via Curbed LA

Lou Ehlers Cadillac, via LottaLiving.com

Bob's Big Boy, Wilshire, via LottaLiving.com

Columbia Savings, via you-are-here
· Preservation Archives [Curbed LA]