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Disappearing a Downtown Building, Year of the LA Aqueduct

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DOWNTOWN: Commercial real estate listing site Loopnet flashed a very long, very giant ad on a building at Ninth and Olive last night, but it was a fairly cool ad: one of those 3D projections that can make a building looks like it's shifting, cracking, and disappearing (in this case, to show that "if a commercial property isn't advertised on LoopNet Premium Lister, it might as well be invisible," which ok). Also that band Train performed. [Curbed Inbox]

OWENS VALLEY: Today the City Council declared 2013 the Year of the Los Angeles Aqueduct to celebrate the centennial of "William Mulholland's great engineering achievement that brings water to Los Angeles from the Owens Valley, 233 miles away" (aka that whole Chinatown thing). As Councilmember Jose Huizar said today, "The Los Angeles Aqueduct is a critical reason the City of Los Angeles was able to expand from a sparsely populated region to the second-largest city in the United States and a thriving metropolis" (it still provides about half of LA's water). This year will bring "special activities and events, a public awareness campaign and a celebration on November 5, 2013 to mark 100 years to the day when a crowd of 40,000 gathered at the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley to witness the first flow of water down the Cascades and to hear Mulholland's immortal words: 'There it is. Take it.'" [Curbed Inbox]