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Color Draining Out of SaMo Civic Parking

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Uh oh, the very colorful Santa Monic Civic Center parking structure, the first in the US to be LEED certified, is looking a little less colorful lately: "there are clear signs that the building's details are degrading, with some of the vertical panels that line the façade of the structure losing their bright colors. Along the south and west sides of the building, which are exposed to stronger wind and sun, swaths of paint on the glass panels are stripping away in chunks." The materials had been tested and used before; the city is figuring out how to deal with the issue. [Lookout News, image via]