Architecture

FOUR WALLS, A ROOF, NOTHING ELSE

They were supposed to be affordable, ready-made utopias with modern utilities for low-income and middle-class workers who couldn't afford Tehran. But they were anything but

35 YEARS LATER

The LA84 Foundation is turning 35 years old. If you don't live in Southern California or don't work in the sports nonprofit industrial complex, you probably haven't heard of it. But the foundation commands a reverence from a certain set of LA normie (read: suburban homeowners), and has come to embody the 1984 Olympic "legacy," a fantasy of LA exceptionalism in its bleakest decade.

WHEEL OF MISSED FORTUNE
It was going to be Staten Island's answer to the Eiffel Tower. An observation wheel at 630 feet, the tallest in the world, was going to be constructed on the borough's waterfront, capturing millions of ferry tourists’ dollars with its stunning skyline view.
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