Having been to so many building department all over Los Angeles, the one I managed to go to only once in my 13 year career is the downtown Building Dept. But in this era of budget cuts and reduced government services, all of the city's services are being consolidated downtown. So to get a sign off needed for a project, instead of going to West LA I now needed to schlep all the way to downtown. So I decided to make the best of it and take the subway downtown and walk to the building dept.
Well, that was better in theory than practice. I had a roll of drawings and had to carry them everywhere. Then while the building dept. is close to the Pershing Square if you're a crow. Walking is a different story, especially when you wear the wrong shoes as I did.
Then there is the fact that all of the building department's services are scattered across many floors in a high rise and you have a very long day.
The walk there is interesting as you have to pass LA's Central Market, Pershing Square, the Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and MOMA.
Next time I go there, I may just take my car.
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I like architecture. I want to write about it. As my first teacher in architecture school told on the very first day of school: "Architecture is a great hobby"